Esai Morales, Loretta Devine and Salli Richardson Star in TEACHERS

Esai Morales, Loretta Devine and Salli Richardson Star in TEACHERS

Variety reports that Esai Morales, Loretta Devine and Salli Richardson will be starring in Gary Wheeler's indie High School drama TEACHERS, written by Rhonda Baraka. The film follows a community that comes together to save a high school.

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Morales is one of the current SAG-AFTRA presidential candidates, along with Ken Howard, Marilyn Monrovia and Paul Edney. He plays a parent and printer in TEACHERS, which is filming in North Carolina this week. In the movie, Divine plays a guidance counselor and Richardson is the principal.

Morales has appeared on Broadway in 2005's The Mambo Kings, as well as Salome in 1992.

Past TV credits include Magic City, Fairly Legal, Los Americans, Caprica, Jericho, 24: Day Six - Debrief, Vanished, NYPD Blue, Resurrection Blvd., American Family and more. He will next be seen in the feature film Playin' for Love. His other movie credits include Gun Hill Road, King of the Avenue, Cherry, Kill Kill Faster Faster, Death in Granada, The Real Thing and many more.

Devine's upcoming projects include Khumba, You're Not You, A Very Larry Christmas and Norm of the North. Her past film credits include In the Hive, Politics of Love, Jumping the Broom, Madea's Big Happy Family, For Colored Girls, Death at a Funeral, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Dreamgirls, Crash and more. TV credits include The Client List, Grey's Anatomy, Doc McStuffins, Stage of Georgia, Eli Stone, The PJs, Wild Card, Boston Public and A Different World.

Richardson will next appear in Playin' for Love. Her TV credits include The Newsroom, Eureka, CSI: Miami, Family Law, Rude Awakening, Mercy Point and Gargoyles.