July 9, 2021 – Atlanta, GA – A lingering question about book to film adaptations exists somewhere out there: “Should you read the book before seeing the movie, or should you see the movie and then dive into the book?”
For Cinema City Pictures and film director Lawyer Henderson in delays in production, everyone will be force to read the book first. “Daveon & Makayla,” the novel, is already available for download. And the director has just finished putting the finishing touches on his screenplay.
Makayla Mc James, 27, has spent several years as an assistant general manager at a high-end hotel. However, when the hotel undergoes a reorganization and downsizing, Makayla chooses to give escort services at the hotel she manages on the weekends. Her noisy co-worker Jeff Mc Kinley played By Cole Kiker is on to her erotic fun on the weekend and tries to blackmail her. He tells a crooked detective named Stephan Rhodes, played by Henderson himself, who is the one who first helps to frame her! Could the state’s top prosecutor, Michael Bass (David Fritsch), bring the case to trial, or could someone drown in the river?
Karonda Amor, a novice to the film industry, plays Makayla Mc James. Last month, Amor learned that she will be supporting leading actor Jared Gray. Gray, who played private Coleman in the television series NCIS: New Orleans, was cast as Daveon Taylor almost immediately.
The book and screenplay, according to Henderson, will end in different ways. “Daveon & Makayla” was hailed as the year’s best urban romance novel when it was released as an e-book on Barnes & Noble’s website on May 17, 2021. Major publishers are now attempting to re-release the book, which has yet to be published in paperback. Regardless, the plot is both entertaining and sensual, putting Lawyer Henderson on the fast track to becoming a major film director.
A book to film adaptation, ‘Daveon & Makayla’ was not included in Oprah’s list of 38 books that will be transformed into movies or TV shows in 2021. Kevin Hart’s “Fatherhood,” an adaptation of Mathew Logelin’s 2011 novel “Two kisses for Maddy; A narrative of loss and love,” will be streamed on Netflix on June 18, according to USA Today in May 2021. Barack and Michelle Obama’s production firm, higher ground productions will produce the film.
If Cinema City Pictures could complete the film by March of 2022, “Daveon & Makayla”, should be released exclusively through “prime video” by the end of May, ultimately competing with book to film novels like “Two Kisses of Maddy’.
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