Actress Keke Palmer has signed on to star in the independent film Pimp. The Scream Queens star joins a cast that already includes Edi Gathegi (The Black List), Sarah Ellen Stephens (Straight Outta Compton) and Vanessa Morgan (Finding Carter).
Keke will play the role of Wednesday, a female pimp from the Bronx who originally goes rogue to earn enough money to escape her impoverished neighborhood. Along the way Wednesday ends up pimping her own girlfriend and from there our story starts to unfold.
Via her Facebook page, Keke told fans she decided to take on the role of Wednesday because she felt the character was a mirror of society. “Wednesday is obviously a flawed character. We all are. She loves her girlfriend and she knows right from wrong, but for money she excuses a lot of things and is willing to turn a blind eye.”
As well as her lead role in the film, Keke is also listed as a producer. Pimp is presently in pre-production and is expected to be released spring 2017.