Lala Anthony’s “The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness” is being adapted into a film, according to a new report. Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment and Codeblack Films are partnering to co-produce and co-finance the project, along with other new films. Lala confirmed the news on Instagram writing:
THE LOVE PLAYBOOK is being turned into a movie!!!! IM SO HYPE!!!! CANT WAIT!!! This book went #1 because of YOU!! I’m so appreciative??Excited to be working with one of my idols@queenlatifah ?? #blessed#alwaysworking
On January 28, 2014, Lala released her debut book titled The Love Playbook in which she shares how she found love and success on her own terms. The book climbed to #1 on the Barnes & Noble Best Seller list and on February 7 hit #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Anthony will also executive produce for the project through her LaLa Land company. Codeblack Films and Flavor Unit Entertainment will collaborate on the marketing of the films under the slate.
Lala is a radio and television personality, New York Times best-selling author, business woman, producer and actress. In the early 2000s, La La came to prominence as an MTV VJ on Total Request Live. La La can currently be seen in the Starz original drama series, Power, executive produced by 50 Cent and starring Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton.
In 2014 La La reprised her role as Sonia in the film Think Like a Man Too and recently wrapped up production on November Rule and Destined, both due for release in 2015. In 2004 La La became engaged to NBA player Carmelo Anthony and they were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani’s in New York City before 320 guests. The ceremony was filmed by VH1 and aired as part of a reality series on the couple, titled La La’s Full Court Wedding. La La and Carmelo Anthony’s son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007.
No addition details about the film have yet been released.