‘Sparkle’s Mara & Salim Akil Make Paramount Deal On ‘Abandonment Issues’

By | Friday September 14, 2012 @ 11:27am PDT
Mike Fleming

Mara Brock Akil and Salim AkilBREAKINGMara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, who last teamed on the Screen Gems remake Sparkle with Whitney Houston, have made a deal with Paramount Pictures for a new project with the working title Abandonment Issues. Mara Brock Akil will write the script and Salim Akil, her husband, will direct and they will produce together. Salim made his feature directing  debut with last year’s TriStar comedy Jumping The Broom, which opened tops at the box office and grossed over $40 million domestically. Read More »

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