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forget the golden globes, tiffany haddish will exec produce & star in satirical thriller ft. john cho

December 14, 2017
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Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish may have been snubbed by the Golden Globes, but that’s not going to stop her from taking over 2018.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The funnywoman is set to join Star Trek actor John Cho in a new film by Ike Barinholtz called The Oath, a satirical thriller Barinholtz wrote and is also directing.

Financed and produced QC Entertainment, one of the companies behind Get Out, The Oath is “set in a politically divided America where citizens have to take an oath of loyalty, [and] focuses on a man has to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.”

Also joining of the ensemble cast are Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), Billy Magnussen (Ingrid Goes West), Meredith Hagner (Search Party), Jon Barinholtz (Superstore), Nora Dunn (The Guilt Trip), and Chris Ellis (Murder in the First).

Haddish is also an executive producer on the project. And though this come-up might be the ultimate clapback to being ignored by the Globes, Girls Trip co-star Jada Pinkett-Smith still isn’t letting the Hollywood Foreign Press off the hook:

The Foreign Press is under fire from many sides for its lack of diversity among nominees. One of it’s critics is Pop Culture Collaborative, which offers grants to leverage the reach and power of pop culture for social justice goals. Following the announcement of Globe nominations, the organization issued the following statement signed by Executive Director Bridgit Antoinette Evans and Strategy Director Tracy Van Slyke:

“We are incredibly disappointed that this year’s Golden Globes nominations feel less like progress, and more like a predictable reflection of Hollywood’s history and habit of excluding people of color and women from the pop culture landscape. The stories we tell and choose to honor don’t only entertain us, they influence how millions of Americans see themselves and the world around them. Artists in the industry, and the audiences they speak to, are demanding equity, respect, and freedom from harassment and violence, and this includes ensuring the recognition of movies and TV that reflect an inclusive society. Today, however, we once again see nominations dominated by projects that showcase white- and male-centered perspectives, undermining authenticity and justice within the entertainment community.