Roxane Gay’s ‘The Banks’ Film Adapation in the Works


Roxane Homosexual’s graphic novel “The Banks” is coming to the large display, with a movie adaptation in the works from writer TKO Studios and Macro.

The six-part graphic novel — written by the New York Occasions bestselling author (“Starvation,” “Unhealthy Feminist”) and drawn by artist Ming Doyle (“The Kitchen”) — was printed in 2019 and follows the story of three generations of Black feminine grasp thieves in Chicago. To avenge the lack of a liked one, the ladies should “mend their variations to embark on a heist of a lifetime.”

“I’m thrilled to revisit the world of ‘The Banks.’ Clara, Cora, and Celia Banks are fierce ladies with compelling tales that can actually come alive on the silver display,” Homosexual mentioned in a press release. “I’m additionally enthusiastic about partnering with TKO Studios, a tremendous writer to create comics with, and Macro, an organization that may be a normal bearer for excellence with the movies they make.”

Homosexual will write the movie’s script and function an govt producer on the undertaking. Producers on “The Banks” embrace Macro’s Charles D. King, Poppy Hanks and Jelani Johnson; and TKO Studios’ Salatore Simeone, Tze Chun and Jatin Thakker.

TKO Studios, co-founded by Simeone and tv showrunner Chun in 2018, has rapidly risen the high 1% of e-commerce corporations and has been touted as “America’s quickest rising graphic novel writer.”

Based in 2015 by King, Macro’s multi-platform media firm has co-financed critically acclaimed movies together with “Mudbound,” “Fences,” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” “Sorry to Trouble You” and “Simply Mercy,” and ensuing in 9 Oscar nominations. The studio additionally co-financed and produced the upcoming movie “Judas and the Black Messiah” for Warner Bros.


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