The Shade Room

TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ Actress #TessaThompson has recently signed on to portray well-known jewel thief #DorisPayne. _____________________________________ Many may be familiar with Payne, as her criminal record has spanned over six decades. _____________________________________ According to @variety, Codeblack Films will start the project after obtaining Payne’s life rights. Thompson will produce the untitled film alongside Codeblack’s Jeff Clanagan. _____________________________________ Thompson took to social media to express her excitement about the project and said, “I’m screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to bring this story to the screen with Codeblack and Lionsgate. Beyond grateful.” _____________________________________ The story of Doris Payne was highlighted in the 2013 documentary “The Life And Crimes of Doris Payne.” Payne, who is now 87, has a criminal record that dates back all the way to the 1950’s. Since a young girl, she has been known to steal countless amounts of jewelry. _____________________________________ While filming the documentary, Payne was caught stealing a—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: Joe Scarnici/Irfan Khan/ @gettyimages)





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i’m so excited that Tessa is getting more roles, such a great actress!


Ha! Doris Payne the GOAT!

Dee Cooper (Rogers)

I'm watching lol