‘Throw It Back’: Tiffany Haddish And Paul Feig Teaming Up For Musical Dance Comedy

This is an interesting pairing that I hope leads to another movie in the future. Deadline reports Paul Feig and Tiffany Haddish are teaming up for musical dance dramedy Throw It Back, which will star The Lion King voice actress Shahadi Wright Joseph.

The film will find Feig and Haddish as producers, with the latter also taking a supporting role. Joseph, who also stars in the Amazon horror series Them, will play “Wytrell, a high school senior who has never stood out from the crowd. After a controversial superstar Miami rapper decides to feature the renowned dance team from her high school in his latest music video, it throws the school into chaos, and Wytrell battles for a spot on the squad and her final chance to be in the spotlight.”

Behind the camera is music video director Shadae Lamar Smith in his feature debut. He also co-wrote the script with Rochée Jeffrey, known for his work on the Hulu series Woke which was recently renewed for a second season.

Feig is currently shooting The School for Good and Evil. His most recent film was 2019’s holiday rom-com Last Christmas. Haddish was seen earlier this year in Here Today opposite Billy Crystal, and has wrapped shooting on Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.