Disney "It" girl, Zendaya is a boss.
Zendaya, whose full name is Zendaya Coleman, recently starred as the female lead opposite Tom Holland in "Spider-Man: Homecoming". Clearly, she has caught the bug.
Based on a true story, Zendaya will play the lead role of Hemmings. The book tells the real-life story of Anita Hemmings, the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College, via psychological thriller.
In addition to acting, Zendaya will produce the movie with Witherspoon and her Hello Sunshine partner Lauren Neustadter, while Monica Beletsky will write the script. The daughter of a janitor, she passed as white so she could attend Vassar at the turn of the 20th century. After the roommate's father hired a private investigator who discovered that Hemmings was black, the family alerted school officials weeks before graduation. "Undercover". The series was renewed for a third season a year ago, which Zendaya also produced.
Zendaya has a full slate of upcoming projects, and will soon begin promoting The Greatest Showman, which also stars Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, and is due to hit theaters in late December (17).