We've got great news for Brenda Jackson fans — the movie adaptation of the author's A Silken Thread now has a director. Debbie Allen, who's worked on many television shows including Grey's Anatomy and The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, will be adapting Jackson's 2011 contemporary romance, about a man and a woman destined to be together, until the woman's mother uncovers a painful secret about her future son-in-law.

Jackson couldn't be happier about the partnership saying, "I spoke with Ms. Allen a few moments ago and she indicated that she is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my book to the big screen. We had a wonderful conversation and I believe she will do a great job directing the movie."

Director Debbie Allen with Leon Youngblood, Sr.

Dave Larson will be writing the script, and Leon Youngblood, Sr. (father of successful music producer Leon Youngblood, Jr., who wrote Chris Brown's hit song "Fine China") was acknowledged by Jackson as being responsible for organizing the entire movie deal. So far, Jackson thinks the people who have agreed to work on the project will make a "great team." The project will begin filming in January 2014, releasing later that year. We can't wait to see the final product!

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