“Dear White People” Director Lands Netflix Film ‘Bad Hair’
Dear White People director Justin Simien has landed a new gig. The 34-year-old Houston native will next write and direct an upcoming Netflix film called, “Bad Hair.” He will team up with Sight Unseen, the production shingle of Julia Lebedev, Eddie Vaisman, and Oren Moverman.
Paralleling the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, Bad Hair is a horror satire that follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers her new hair may have a mind of its own. Simien has retained the biting satirical commentary but added genre bending thrills. Sight Unseen VP of Development, Angel Lopez, will oversee the film for the company. They’ve started a teaser website that will be developed over time as the movie takes shape.
Simien is currently is in pre-production on the upcoming season of Dear White People.