Zendaya has booked her next starring role in the film A White Lie. The movie is based on the novel The Gilded Years.
The book is a psychological thriller built around the true story of Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned African-American woman. The daughter of a janitor, she passed as white so she could attend Vassar at the turn of the 20th century.
Zendaya will co-produce and play Hemmings in the movie produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine.
Zendaya can next be seen in the musical The Greatest Showman Dec. 20, co-starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron.
She is also set to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Michelle or MJ as she likes to be called, in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is scheduled to swing into theaters July 5, 2019.
Are you interested to see Zendaya in a more dramatic turn?