Film & TV

Kiersey Clemons To Star In And Produce Film About Wall Street Trailblazer Lauren Simmons

Dope’s Kiersey Clemons will star in and produce a film about 23-year-old Lauren Simmons, the youngest female trader to work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. As reported by Deadline, Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios acquired the life rights to Simmons’ story.

Currently, Simmons is the youngest as well as the only female and African-American woman employed full-time as a stockbroker on the floor of the NYSE. In 2016, Simmons graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in genetics, but the Georgia native later realized that dealing with numbers is where her true passion lies. “I fell in love with the numbers and the fast movement, and the men in trading jackets. Everything was moving so fast, and I’m loving it,” Simmons told BBC’s Joe Miller.

Clemons will produce alongsider her managers Eddie Galan and Starr Andreeff, AGC’s Ford, Greg Shapiro, and Glendon Palmer. The project will become the first film of Clemons’ new production company, Girl on Mercury.

No further details of the project are available at this time, but be sure to catch Clemons in her other upcoming projects, including Fox’s live musical Rent, the Disney remake of Lady and the Tramp, and the DC Comics film Flashpoint.

Ayanna Winters

Hi! I’m Ayanna Winters, a 25-year-old editorial writer and artist. Although I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with two degrees in art and psychology, I’ve had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. By following my dreams and utilizing my creativity, I designed Jaro Magazine with the ultimate intention of bringing more positive stories in the black community to the forefront, while also highlighting our versatile and vibrant culture through Jaro’s four modes: film, books, art, and music. I’m into spirituality, nature walks, music festivals, poetry, traveling without a destination in mind, painting, and discussing everything out of the ordinary with other curious minds. Also, I'm an INFP!

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