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Kandi Joins BET+ Holiday Film ‘Whatever It Takes’


Bravo star Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi & The Gang) has joined the cast of the BET+ original holiday film Whatever It Takes. Deadline has your exclusive first look at the trailer above.

From writers TuShonda Whitaker and Amaleka McCall Brathwaite, Whatever It Takes is set on Thanksgiving weekend as snow is falling, Christmas is on the horizon and the promises of the New Year are near. Navigating careers, life and the nuances of friendship, five women bond over the imperfections in their love lives. The holidays bring some of them their greatest wishes and others their most profound losses.

The film, starring and executive produced by Tami Roman, will premiere on December 21. The cast also includes Brely Evans, Kendrick Cross, Rayan Lawrence, Zuri James, Stevie Baggs Jr, Linda Boston, Monica Robinson and AJ Akua Johnson.

“I’m so excited to be working with this incredibly talented cast on such a heartwarming movie, which truly captures the holiday spirit and the importance of sisterhood,” Burruss shared in an exclusive statement to Deadline.

“Tami and I were thrilled when Kandi agreed to join us for Whatever It Takes. We are excited for the audience to see how she lit up our screens in such a multifaceted role. They are going to love seeing her as much as we do,” added Jill Ramsey of Roman Ramsey Productions, producers of the film alongside Swirl Films.

Tailiah Breon directed the project. In addition to Roman, Jill Ramsey, Eric Tomosunas, James Dubose, Ron Robinson and Devin Griffin executive produce alongside Jerry Leo for BET+; Abbey MacDonald, Marvin Neil and Lorisa Bates for BET+ co-produce. Producers include Gold D. Morgan, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Abbey Macdonald; John Baldasare, Noelle Broussard and Rene Rodriguez-Lopez co-produce.