Queen Latifah Will Star in Quibi's WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON

Queen Latifah Will Star in Quibi's WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON

Deadline reports that Queen Latifah will star in upcoming coming-of-age murder mystery "When The Street Lights Go On."

Sophie Thatcher (Chicago Med), Sam Strike (Nightflyers), Ben Ahlers (The Village) and Julia Sarah Stone (Honey Bee) make up the rest of the leading cast, with Mark Duplass, Tony Hale, Kristine Froseth, and Nnamdi Asomugha recurring.

When The Lights Go On is set after the murder of a beautiful young girl rocks a suburban community and the victim's sister and her high school peers must struggle to find a sense of normalcy while coming of age in the midst of the murder investigation.

Queen Latifah will play Det. Grasso, Jacobs is Charlie, Thatcher is Becky, Strike is Casper, Ahlers plays Brad, Stone portrays Berlice, Duplass is Mr. Carpenter, Hale is Mr. Bouque, Froseth is Chrissy and Asomugha is Adult Charlie.

Queen Latifah: musician; television and film actress; a label president; an author and entrepreneur. Blessed with style and substance, Queen Latifah has blossomed into a one-woman entertainment conglomerate. Heralded by the press and the industry as a force to be reckoned with, Latifah has quite simply done it all and shows no sign of slowing down.

Latifah has had amazing success in Hollywood in recent years, and became the first hip hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2006. She received rave reviews, an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Miramax's Chicago.

Queen Latifah is also one of music's most well respected rappers. From her ground breaking 1989 debut All Hail the Queen, which set the visual and contextual standard for female rappers, to her bold foray into R&B, Latifah continues to define what a woman in the music industry should be. She has earned four Grammy nominations as well as a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994. Latifah toured the U.S. as part of The Sugar Water Festival with fellow soul sisters, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott.

Latifah is also not a stranger to the small screen. Her first television series, Living Single, was a huge success and is currently in syndication. From the small screen, Latifah made a leap to film and her acting skills have earned her the status of leading lady.

Since her screen debut in Spike Lee's 1991 film Jungle Fever, her film career has taken off. She starred in Set it Off, which earned her a nomination for a Spirit Award in the Best Actress category and co-starred with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito in the critically acclaimed Living Out Loud. In 1999, she was seen in Universal's The BONE COLLECTOR directed by Philip Noyce starring Denzel Washington.

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