So... Who should be his co-star? My vote is for Ashley Blaine. She had a nice supporting role in Dear White People, but she really showcased her range in the web series Hello Cupid. She was cute, funny, and vulnerable. Basically, she has all the right ingredients to be a lead actress in the indie scene. Pairing Blaine and Talton would be smart, and interesting, and it could really bring something fresh to the silver screen.
So... Who could direct such a film? Of course, we want Ava DuVernay to direct everything. Her name pops up in almost every "black film" related project as a dream director. But may I lead you to Tanya Hamilton. Her debut film Night Catches Us was not lost on me. I appreciate the Subtle Core performances she brought to the screen with Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie. I know she could craft something beautiful, heartfelt and poignant for Dijon Talton and Ashley Blaine.