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Cord Jefferson

Thelonious “Monk” Ellison's writing career has stalled because his work isn’t deemed “Black enough.” Monk, a writer and English professor, writes a satirical novel under a pseudonym, aiming to expose the publishing world's hypocrisies. The book’s immediate success forces him to get deeper enmeshed in his assumed identity and challenges his closely-held worldviews.

Credits

Director(s):

Cord Jefferson

Producer(s):

Jermaine Johnson

Co-Producers(s):

Lenny Payan

Writer(s):

Cord Jefferson

Cast:

Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Erika Alexander, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Leslie Uggams

Composer(s):

Laura Karpman