Sanaa Lathan in Flyy GirlFor weeks there have been talk that Sanaa Lathan (Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar) would play Tracy Ellison Omar Tyree’s ‘Flyy Girl.’ Today, the rumors were confirmed that Lathan will star in and executive produce the movie adaptation of Omar Tyree’s “Flyy Girl” book trilogy for Lionsgate’s  & Codeblack Films.

Lathan will portray the film’s protagonist, Tracy Ellison — a successful businesswoman and workaholic who believes that money is always the key to happiness.

“So many people have grown up on this series and I’m looking forward to bringing Tracy Ellison’s story to life through film,” Lathan said. “It’s my hope to continue to help bring diverse stories to the big screen.”

Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”) will write the script. “Lathan’s star power paired with Fletcher’s nuanced script work — we’re confident that ‘Flyy Girl’ will prove to be a classic,” Codeblack Films President Jeff Clanagan said.

Do you think they made the right choice? Who would you choose to play younger Tracy?