Reese Witherspoon & Zendaya Team Up for New Movie 'A White Lie'

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Disney "It" girl, Zendaya is a boss.

Zendaya is set to star in the upcoming thriller film A White Lie! Hemmings is known as the first Black women to graduate from Vassar College in 1897-a time when African Americans weren't allowed to attend the school. She will also reprise in the Spider-Man sequel opposite Tom Holland. Hemmings story is remarkable. The movie's based on the Karin Tanabe novel The Gilded Years and centers on a light-skinned Black woman named Anita Hemmings (who will be played by-wait for it-Zendaya). In 1893-more than 40 years before Vassar began openly accepting women of color among its student body-Hemmings applied to the then-all-women's liberal arts college, declining to disclose her race on the application form. Her skin also afforded her sanctuary as she dodged the perils of racial discrimination and was able to prosper among the elite. Monica Beletsky is penning the script.

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Zendaya will take on the role of Anita, and will also produce with Reese and Lauren Neustadter under the Hello Sunshine production banner.

Zendaya, who launched her acting career in 2010 on Disney's "Shake It Up", recently co-starred in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and will next appear in "The Greatest Showman", which is scheduled to hit theaters in December.

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