SpringHill, founded by the Lakers superstar and business partner Maverick Carter, struck a four-year first-look film deal with Universal Pictures in Universal City.
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Donna Langley said SpringHill already has several projects in development at the studio. SpringHill previously had a deal with Burbank-based Warner Bros., which is producing the upcoming “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
According to Variety, SpringHill and Universal will team for “Catch the Wave,” a film about a young African-American woman who falls in love with a Black surfer. The story narrates the history of a once-thriving Black community in Manhattan Beach during the 1920s.