Netflix has released a poster and trailer to “Juanita,” starring Alfre Woodard, Blair Underwood, Adam Beach, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Marcus Henderson, Gil Birmingham, and Ashlie Atkinson.
Clark Johnson (S.W.A.T) directed the film from a script written by Roderick M. Spencer (Ms. Woodward’s husband).
The film will launch on Netflix March 8
Based on the novel “Dancing on the Edge of the Roof” by Sheila Williams, Woodard will play Juanita, a hard-working nursemaid from Columbus, Ohio, whose grown kids still depend on her for everything. Underwood appears as himself as a fantasy in her dreams — and when he asks for a loan, she hops on a Greyhound Bus and heads into the mountains of Montana, where she reinvents herself with a new job, a new circle of friends, and an unexpected new love.
Producing the film were Homegrown Pictures’ Stephanie Allain (“Dear White People”), Mandalay Pictures’ Jason Michael Berman (“The Birth of a Nation”), and Mel Jones (“Dear White People”). The trio worked with Woodard on the hazing drama “Burning Sands,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Woodard, Spencer, Johnson, and Caroline Connor are executive producers.