From IndieWire —
A year ago, we alerted you to a Vanessa del Rio biopic that was in development at the time, titled “The Amazing Life of Vanessa del Rio,” which the producers described as Boogie Nights meets Taxi Driver.
The movie will chronicle the porn star’s career set against the backdrop of NYC’s then gritty organized crime-controlled Times Square, during the tumultuous 1970s & 1980s.
To be directed by Thomas Mignone, best known for his previous feature film On The Doll, starring Brittany Snow and James Russo, as well as several award-winning music videos for bands like Slipknot, Mudvayne, System Of A Down, and Sepultura, the production has finally cast the actress who will play del Rio: Zulay Henao, who co-starred in Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club.
Also, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Datari Turner will be one of the film’s producers, alongside Arthur Sarkissian.