Queen Latifah is set to host a new daytime talk show that Flavor Unit, her company with Shakim Compere, will co-produce with Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Compere and Overbrook’s Miguel Melendez, who were instrumental in getting the project together, will serve as executive producers with Queen Latifah and Overbrook’s Lassiter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
On the heels on starring as the first female police commissioner in New York City for an ABC TV series, Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Fox’s new film, ‘This Means War’ with Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon.
While the film will be directed by McG, producing the action/romantic comedy are Will Smith, James Lassiter, Robert Simonds, Witherspoon and Simon Kinberg, states Variety.
The film centers on two best friends and international spies who fall in love with the same woman and declare war on each other.
Bassett will play the boss to Pine and Hardy’s characters who has dedicated her entire life to the spy business and has no life outside the CIA.
In 2011, Bassett will be seen with Paula Patton in the wedding comedy ‘Jumping the Broom, ‘ coming out on May 6, and in the comic book adaptation of ‘Green Lantern,’ opening on June 17.