Beefcake, Boris Kodjoe, has a new gig coming up. He’ll lead the cast in an upcoming adaptation of the Zen novel, Addicted. One byline for the novel reads, “A woman’s sexual addiction will be her downfall or her liberation.”
Lionsgate has acquired the big screen rights to Addicted, which is a best seller from a lady who really knows romance. If you’ve yet to hear about Zane, I can tell you she’s a New York Times bestselling author, whose other books include Afterburn and the Flava series. She’s also the mind behind Zane’s Sex Chronicles, as spicy series on Cinemax. Zane has a spirited voice when she writes, and the protagonist of Addicted is irreverent and candid.
Addicted tells the story of a successful African-American businesswoman named Zoe Reynard. Zoe has it all; a marriage with her childhood sweetheart, three great kids, and a very successful company. She’s also a sex addict, and its that detail that threatens to topple everything she’s worked so hard to build.
Zoe seeks help through therapy and its in those sessions that she finally reveals her scandalous tale. The men whose company she has enjoyed in secret range from the dangerously violent, to a sensitive artist. And yet, as her life begins to take a swan dive down, she’ll discover that she has the choice to uncover the roots of her issues or lose everything.
Bille Woodruff, director of Honey, will helm the adaptation project. Woodruff also directed the Toni Braxton video for the hit song “Un-Break My Heart”, among many others.
Kodjoe played a role in Resident Evil: Retribution and was the lead in the J.J. Abrams action series, Undercovers. I never noticed Kodjoe’s accent before, probably because I always see him playing American roles, but his parents are German and he was born in Vienna, Austria. He’s a hottie alright, but he’s taken, ladies!
Speaking of Resident Evil: Retribution, Nurse 3D is a horror film directed by Doug Aarniokoski and written by David Loughery. Kodjoe is in the cast and working on the set re-teamed him with Aarniokoski, who also served as second unit director on Retribution
It is about time the work of Zane has been adapted for theaters. This should be the first of many, especially if Addicted rakes in some dough at the box office. Her body of work offers plenty to work from. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Michael Fassbender’s turn as a sex-a-holic in Shame, not to mention fans of Californication on Showtime, will probably really dig this project.