Inner City Films is pleased to announce that actress Nia Long has joined the cast of Dreams of the Moon in a leading role and will executive produce the project. Directed by Alfons Adetuyi, the film, currently in pre-production, begins shooting this April in South Africa.
Long is an award-winning actress known for her roles in Boyz In The Hood, Love Jones, Friday, Soul Food and The Best Man series among many other films and tv series. Most recently she was honoured by the Critics Choice Association alongside colleagues Eddie Murphy, Kasi Lemmons, and Chiwetel Ejiofor for their remarkable work throughout their careers and their impact on popular culture. Long will next be seen this march in George Nolfi’s The Banker opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult, and just wrapped Fatal Affair for Netflix, where she is serving as both star and producer on the film.
“Nia is an extremely talented and versatile actress with a deep valued sense of family and community. At the root of this coming of age, adventure is a family in transition. Nia brings to this role a nurturing strength of character, that in the story, carries her and her daughter through a great emotional challenge to a place of peace and growth,” - Director Alfons Adetuyi