*Erykah Badu is about to flex her acting skills in an upcoming film adaptation of Thulani Davis’ novel “Maker of Saints.”

It’s looking like the film is going to be quite involved with specialty art work from painter iona rozeal brown (iona diamond) and being that Badu is starring in it, the project is going to be quite creative.

The plot is set against the backdrop of political change in Washington, D.C.

The sysnopsis reads:

While the Democratic Convention is broadcast live from Denver, a brilliant young artist plunges to her death. Abusive relationships, media manipulation, and art world politics are experienced through the eyes and ears of a woman at her breaking point.

Suspicion arises when authorities rush to declare her death as a suicide, but her best friend isn’t settled with that notion.

Bird Kincaid can’t sleep, plagued by nightmares — vivid images of Alex Decauter falling seven stories — as grief transforms into obsession. She is jealous of her friend’s meteoric rise to fame and horrified by her intense relationship with a powerful and threatening art world insider, Frank Burton. The film opens the doors to the inner workings of a world rarely seen, a thriving culture backstage, behind the backdrop of DC power and politics.

Badu will star alongside Roger Guenveur Smith and Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def).