Spike Lee's next movie is 'Jungle Fever'

October 12, 1990|By Los Angeles Times

Films going into production:

''Jungle Fever'' (40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks). Shooting in New York. Spike Lee's next concerns a black man from Harlem and his interracial love connection with an Italian-American from Brooklyn's Bensonhurst section. Wesley Snipes, Shadow in "Mo' Better Blues," stars alongside Annabella Sciorra. Also stars Lee, Lonette McKee, John Turturro, Samuel Jackson, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Distributor is Universal.

''Auntie Lee's Meat Pies (Steiner Films). Shooting in Los Angeles. Karen Black and Pat Morita in a deliciously black comedy with Black as the title character. Auntie's favorite recipe involves herbs and spices, but Chief Cole (Morita) suspects the woman of more sinister persuasions. Director Joseph Robertson. Screenwriters Robertson and Steiner. Also stars Michael Berryman, Kristine Anne Rose, Ava Fabian and Huntz Hall.

''Mississippi Masala'' (Cinecom-Masala Films). Shooting in Mississippi and Uganda. Masala is a Hindi word that translates loosely as "a collection of hot spices of different colors." Denzel Washington stars in this comedic tale set in the Bible Belt dealing with an unusual racial mix. "Salaam Bombay!" director Mira Nair reteams with screenwriter Sooni Taraporevala on this endeavor. Also stars Sarita Choudhury and Roshan Seth.

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