BET’s “Sistas” Star Ebony Obsidian is bringing in 2023 in the biggest way possible and we’re so proud of her!
The actress was just cast in a lead role for a brand new Netflix movie alongside legendary actress Kerry Washington.
According to Netflix,
Kerry Washington and Ebony Obsidian will star in Tyler Perry’s Six Triple Eight, a feature film that will shine a much-needed spotlight on the true story of the 855 brave women in the only all-black, all-female World War 2 Battalion.
Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Shanice Shantay, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga, Jay Reeves, Jeanté Godlock, Moriah Brown, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Gregg Sulkin, with Dean Norris, Sam Waterston, Susan Sarandon, and Oprah Winfrey.
Tyler Perry is adapting from an article by Kevin M. Hymel which was published in Sovereign Media’s WWII History Magazine.
The 855 women of the 6888th joined the war effort with little knowledge of what exactly they would be doing. However, they were quickly given the mission of a lifetime: sort through and fix the three-year backlog of undelivered mail. A herculean task, that most thought to be impossible, the women not only succeeded but did it in half the time they were given. Facing discrimination, unfamiliar land, and a war-torn country, they persevered and sorted over 17 million pieces of mail, reconnecting American soldiers with their families and loved ones back home. The motto that kept them going each day was one they created themselves: “No Mail, Low Morale.” The story of the 6888th Postal Directory Battalion hasn’t been in the national spotlight until recently when President Joe Biden signed the bill for the women to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest honor on March 14. Per Deadline.
Tyler is producing with Nicole Avant and Her Excellency Productions; Keri Selig for Intuition Productions; Carlota Espinosa; Angi Bones and Tony Strickland for Tyler Perry Studios. Mandalay Pictures’ Peter Guber is executive producing.