Letitia Wright, who starred in Black Panther, the highest-grossing movie in the U.S., is starting her own production company titled, Threesixteen Productions, to bring light to Hollywood, The Christian Post reports.
The company’s name, Wright said, is based on John 3:16, which states "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
In an interview with Porter Magazine, Wright shared that “It was a name that was pressed on my heart. When I was in a dark place, God reached out to me and I kind of see my production company in that sense: there’s an issue and it needs a little bit of saving.”
Wright also talked about a Black Panther sequel and how that would be different without Chadwick Boseman, who recently died of cancer. "The thought of doing Black Panther without him [Boseman] is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it,” she said.
According to the production company's website, Threesixteen Productions "will have an impact on the audience, helping to bridge the gap between stories untold & hidden within our society." It also states, "the focus of the company is to produce meaningful content within the entertainment industry."
Letitia Wright said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she came closer to God after attending a Bible study when she was in a "very dark place. I wrapped [acting] up and was done with it, happy to do anything that was more chilled, but that's not the way God had it with me."
Porter's Threesixteen Productions is currently working on a film with John Legend's production company, Get Lifted, titled Le Brio. She's also working on another film titled The Silent Twins with production company 42.
The general content of Threesixteen productions will be independent/arthouse in nature, but that doesn't mean she won't make any other types of films.
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John Paluska has been a contributor for Christian Headlines since 2016 and is the founder of The Washington Gazette, a news outlet he relaunched in 2019 as a response to the constant distribution of fake news.