flyy-girl

One distinct memory I have of school in the ’90s is the sight of teenage girls walking around with Omar Tyree’s “Flyy Girl” on top of their schoolbooks. “Flyy Girl,” the first of a book trilogy by New York Times best selling author, Omar Tyree, had a cult following when it was first released almost 20 years ago now. The classic story followed a young African-American woman seduced by the material life who has to rediscover herself after she gets lost in a world of sex, danger and heartbreak.

“Flyy Girl” is now headed to Hollywood as Codeblack Films has acquired the rights to all three books, including the award-winning “For The Love of Money” and “Boss Lady.” I can’t wait to see how it comes to life on the big screen.

Omar Tyree is just as excited, saying: “I couldn’t be happier to embark on this journey with Codeblack Films and Global Renaissance Entertainment Group. I have every confidence that my brand has found the perfect home with one of the most effective machines in Hollywood.”

There’s been no word yet on when the films will be released, but Codeblack Films, which just released “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” has an impressive slate of upcoming films. Look out for “Repentance” with Forest Whitaker and Sanaa Lathan, “Things Never Said,” starring Omari Hardwick and Shanola Hampton and George Tillman, Jr.’s “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” with Jennifer Hudson which are hitting theaters soon.

Will you go see the film iteration of “Flyy Girl,” when it hits theaters, Clutchettes?

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  • sixfoota

    By the time I found out about this book I was 25 & too damn grown to think of it anything other than elementary. I read 2 pages & was through. I could definitely see my 13/14 yr old self loving it tho, just the way I loved Coldest Winter Ever.

  • A literary throw back! Congrats to Omar Tyree!

    Now let’s make Sister Soulja’s ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’ happen!

  • RenJennM

    I first read “Flyy Girl” when I was either 17 or 18, and I did not ‘love it’ like I thought I would. I flew through the book in one day because it was an easy read, but I was disappointed that it didn’t leave that ‘impression’ on me that most really good books do when I finish them. Perhaps I should’ve read it when I was 13 or 14.

    I will see the movie though if the trailer looks good. Maybe the on-screen adaptation will be a lot more appealing to me.

    But like a another commenter stated, I’m still waiting for The Coldest Ever movie. Sister Souljah said in an interview that the movie was supposed to had been came out, but the people who she sold the rights to were taking forever, so she bought the rights back. She also said that Will and Jada have been looking at taking on the project as producers, so maybe we’ll finally get a movie. I doubt it’ll be any time soon though.

  • Carly

    While I did enjoy Flyy Girl back in the day, I don’t know how I feel about it being made into a movie. Was the story really that compelling?

  • Meh, depending on who makes it, I suppose. The book was not very well written for me, and the others in the trilogy were even worse.