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  • Anna in the Tropics
  • added a synopsis Dec. 13, 2010
  • The story is set in 1920s Tampa, then the seat of cigar-making industry and featured an imported Cuban tradition of lectors reading to workers. Inspired by Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Anna in the Tropics centers on a family of cigar rollers whose lives are changed by the power of literature.
  • Precious director Lee Daniels has signed on to develop and direct Anna in the Tropics, a film adaptation of Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer and Steinberg Prize-winning Broadway play being produced by John Torres Martinez and Joe Lamy of Austin-based Mankind Entertainment.

    Source: The Hollywood Reporter 'Precious' Director Lee Daniels to Helm 'Anna in the Tropics'