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VIDEO: Kerry Washington Announces That AMERICAN SON Will Be Filmed For Netflix

Kerry Washington announced during her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the Broadway play American Son will be filmed for Netflix.

Following the show's final performance on January 27, Netflix will reassemble the cast at a later date to film the production without an audience present.

Tony award winner Kenny Leon will return to direct and produce, with Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold serving as producers. Washington and her EVP Development and Production Pilar Savone will also produce under Washington's banner Simpson Street.

"American Son powerfully explores themes of family, love and identity," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content. "We are honored to work with Kerry Washington, Kenny Leon, Christopher Demos-Brown and the entire cast to bring this story from the Broadway stage to our members around the world."

Production begins in New York City this February.

Watch Washington make the announcement in the clip below:

A Florida police station in the middle of the night. Two parents searching for answers. AMERICAN SON is a gripping tale about who we are as a nation, and how we deal with family relationships, love, loss, and identity.

American Son is playing a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre on Broadway (222 West 45th Street).

American Son stars Steven Pasquale and Kerry Washington alongside Eugene Lee and Jeremy Jordan. Washington returns to Broadway in this new drama after making her debut in David Mamet's Race (2009) and starring, for seven acclaimed seasons, on the hit television ABC series "Scandal." Pasquale returns to Broadway following his starring roles in Junk (LCT) and Bridges of Madison County. On television Pasquale is known for his performances in "The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story" and seven seasons on "Rescue Me."



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