One distinct memory I have of school in the ’90s is the sight of teenage girls walking around with Omar Tyree’s “Flyy Girl” on top of their schoolbooks. “Flyy Girl,” the first of a book trilogy by New York Times best selling author, Omar Tyree, had a cult following when it was first released almost 20 years ago now. The classic story followed a young African-American woman seduced by the material life who has to rediscover herself after she gets lost in a world of sex, danger and heartbreak.
“Flyy Girl” is now headed to Hollywood as Codeblack Films has acquired the rights to all three books, including the award-winning “For The Love of Money” and “Boss Lady.” I can’t wait to see how it comes to life on the big screen.
Omar Tyree is just as excited, saying: “I couldn’t be happier to embark on this journey with Codeblack Films and Global Renaissance Entertainment Group. I have every confidence that my brand has found the perfect home with one of the most effective machines in Hollywood.”
There’s been no word yet on when the films will be released, but Codeblack Films, which just released “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” has an impressive slate of upcoming films. Look out for “Repentance” with Forest Whitaker and Sanaa Lathan, “Things Never Said,” starring Omari Hardwick and Shanola Hampton and George Tillman, Jr.’s “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” with Jennifer Hudson which are hitting theaters soon.