March 16, 2011

Janet Jackson to Add "Film Maker" to Her List of Credits...

Janet Jackson has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to develop and produce a feature film for the studio. Though Jackson has been an actress since before her music career began in 1982, this will be her first time working behind the scenes in movies. Jackson has a pre-existing relationship with Lionsgate, having appeared in three Tyler Perry pictures released by the studio.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the deal, Janet said:

I have been fortunate to work in the film industry, though not as much as I would like. I have a passion for storytelling, and have been doing it through my music for some time.

Jackson has not selected any projects to pursue just yet, but has said that she has an interest in film noir. It make take her a while to get started on a film project – she is currently in the middle of the American leg of her Number Ones: Up Close and Personal world tour, and is promoting a recently released memoir titled True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself. [source, source]

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