Filmmaker Maurice Jamal (“Dirty Laundry,” “The Ski Trip”) and author James Earl Hardy (“B-Boy Blues Series,” “The Second Time Around”) have announced that the acclaimed first novel in the “B-Boy Blues” series “B-Boy Blues,” is headed for the silver screen. 

Scheduled to begin shooting this fall in Brooklyn, New York, the film will be directed by Maurice Jamal, produced by Carol Ann Shine (“Noah’s Arc”) and executive produced by Neil R. Lowe, for Phoenix Communications.

The critically acclaimed “B-Boy Blues” series is an international best seller that is credited with starting a national discussion about urban gay life.  After five sequels, the series has earned millions of readers and adoring fans of a sexual orientations.

“B-Boy Blues” follows the life and misadventures of Mitchell Crawford, a young, smart, magazine writer who has a great career but is unlucky in love. One day a 21-year-old bike messenger named Rahiem walks through the door, and neither his nor Mitchell’s life will ever be the same.

Relevant and bold, the film tackles sexuality and romance in a daring love story with no bounds for the hip-hop generation. 

Casting for “B-Boy Blues” is currently underway in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.  For more information, please visit www.bboybluesthemovie.com  or their  official MySpace website at  www.myspace.com/bboybluesmovie.

Oh and check out the August 2007 edition of Black Enterprise Magazine.  Maurice and Keith Boykin’s partner Nathan Williams are featured for "Dirty Laundry" on pages 94-99.