Home Celebrity Exclusive: Spike Lee’s Wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, Producing Her First Film

Spike Lee’s house can now boast two movie producers. Spike is a famous director who’s exec producing an indie film this summer. Now wife Tonya Lewis Lee, a former corporate attorney and current powerhouse, is becoming a producer herself. Lewis-Lee is producer on a film adaptation of a novel called “The Watkins Go to Birmingham.” Her co-producer is Nikki Silver. And her director is the great Kenny Leon, of Broadway fame. “The Watkins” is said to begin shooting in early April. A casting call has gone out for the three young Watkins children as well as the parents, ages 35-40, all African American, as well as the Watkins grandmother, age 50 -65. I think Tonya Lee knows how to find Alfre Woodard on her own (hint, hint). Sounds like an interesting project. Can’t wait to see those Watkins move from Flint, Michigan to Alabama.

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