Robert Townsend to helm 'Lil Homiez'

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Washington, Mar 15 : Robert Townsend is in final talks to direct 'Lil Homiez', a family film described as a hip-hop version of 'the Little Rascals meets the Rugrats'.

The movie has been penned by Dallas Jackson and Townsend.verture Films has acquired the rights to the film, which is based on a short film by Jackson, reports Hollywood Reporter.

The film recounts the adventures of five multiethnic kids as they try to save their neighborhood from being taken over by an evil land developer.

John Davis will produce with Jackson through Davis' urban family film banner DJ lassicz. Lloyd Humphrey and Marie Bell are exec producing.

Actor-writer-director Townsend, who will appear next in 'Of Boys and Men', will soon finish directing 'Phantom Punch', starring Ving Rhames.

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