Jada Pinkett-Smith will produce and star in the upcoming feature film “Salsa,” reports Deadline.
The actress stars as a woman at a turning point in her life who meets a salsa teacher, played by Latino soap star William Levy. Through the dance of salsa she begins to get her life back on track.
“Clueless” helmer Amy Heckerling is writing and directing, while Pinkett-Smith and Miguel Melendez will produce for husband Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. Filming is set to begin first quarter of 2014.
Pinkett-Smith most recently produced “The Secret Life Of Bees” and “Free Angela And All Political Prisoners,” and she is executive producer of Queen Latifah’s CBS daytime talk show, which premieres September 16, 2013.