Los Angeles, Calif. (June 15, 2021) – iPOP Alum and Gentefied star Karrie Martin will be bringing the popular book series That Boy to the big screen. As reported by Deadline, Karrie and executive producer Teri Weinberg have acquired the rights to Jillian Dodd’s bestselling book series. As a result, they have the film and television rights for the book by way of Karrie’s production company, Southern Ave.
The book series That Boy goes through the pain of loss and love and the comfort that can be found in family and friendships. “Jadyn, Phillip, and Danny may seem like they have it all, but when tragedy strikes, they take you on a journey of heartbreak and self-discovery”.
In the exclusive news story by Deadline, Jillian and Karrie also shared their excitement for the upcoming project.
“I’m super excited to work with Teri and Karrie. I know their combined passion and experience means the That Boy series transition from book to screen will focus on the power of love and friendship in our lives,” said Dodd. “Talk about a dream team. We’re three small-town girls bringing this story of love and friendship to life.”
“That Boy made me feel seen and understood and took me back to simpler times”, said Karrie. “We’ve all experienced heartbreak, felt insecure, questioned our life choices, and dealt with tragedy. However, we’re taking it further and adding a twist by sharing my experiences and perspective of what it means to have this world seen through the eyes, heart, and voice of a Latina.”
Most importantly, Karrie has continued to succeed in the industry after attending iPOP LA. She is best known for her role as Anna Morales on the Netlfix series Gentefied. Karrie has also appeared in various other hit series, including Pretty Little Liars and The Purge TV series. Additionally, in between starring on the Peabody-nominated Gentefied, she has contributed to casting for major projects as a casting associate at Betty Mae Casting. These projects include Promising Young Women, Troop Zero, and Bad Boys For Life. Luber Roklin Entertainment and A3 Artists Agency currently serve as her representation.
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