Salim Akil & Mara Brok Akil Get The Green Light For A New Movie ABANDONMENT ISSUES

Posted by: cnikky

One of my favorite Hollywood couples continue to Sparkle!  Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, who last teamed on the fabulous remake of  Sparkle, has made a deal with Paramount Pictures for a new project with the working title Abandonment Issues. Mara Brock Akil will write the script and Salim Akil, her husband, will direct and they will produce together. Salim made his feature directing  debut with last year’s TriStar comedy Jumping The Broom, which opened tops at the box office and grossed over $40 million domestically.

The duo also created the TV series The Game, which originated on the CW, got cancelled and then picked up by BET. Last year’s season premiere scored 7.7 million viewers, making it the top-rated ad-supported sitcom in cable history. The Akils have followed by making a multiyear development deal with BET to create original scripted series for the network. Next up is Being Mary Jane, which will star Gabrielle Union and is being written and executive produced by Mara Brock Akil, with Salim Akil directing.

Love these two and all of the positive things they do!  Some of the nicest and most talented people I’ve ever met.  So happy for them.  Keep on doing it big Salim and Mara!



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  • racheal

    Hi,I’m Racheal from Singapore .I love watching the adventures of Sinbad season 1.Can you pls continue to direct season 3.I loved Meave n Sinbad acting.I miss Meave so much .Do kindly bring her , dim dim .Meave should be strong to bid Rumina n both Sinbad n Meave should express their love to one another.I loved the way they fight, care, n share the feelings n hide the love within . Pls I know there are many more fans who missed Meave n Sinbad.Dont consider just start directing the adventures of Sinbad season 3 with the fire girl Meave n the sea blue eyes Sinbad.Let there be more romance . thank you n kindly reply ,I’m waiting anxiously for the season 3 .thank you for directing this show n if you can do direct any other movies with both Meave n Sinbad .Thank you so much. Yours Sincerely ” Racheal