Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq have recently recorded their score for the upcoming dance comedy Step Sisters. The film is directed by Charles Stone (Drumline, Mr. 300) and stars Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, Alessandra Torresani, Marque Richardson, Naturi Naughton and Matt McGorry. The movie centers on an ambitious black sorority girl who, in order to get admitted to the law school of her dreams, agrees to cross cultural lines and teach the exclusive art of black Greek stepping to a band of wild, party-obsessed white sorority girls whose charter is about to be revoked. Chuck Hayward wrote the screenplay. Matt Alvarez (Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along), Lena Waithe (Dear White People) and Benjamin Cory Jones (Hand of God) are producing the project. Step Sisters is expected to be released in theaters later this year by Broad Green Pictures.
Karpman and Saadiq have previously co-scored both seasons of WGN America’s Underground, the 2013 feature Black Nativity, this year’s Lifetime original movie Love by the 10th Date, as well as the documentary Step, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters on August 4, 2017. Karpman also has composed the music for the Diane Lane-starring romantic comedy Paris Can Wait, which premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and will be released in theaters on May 12 by Sony Pictures Classics. Saadiq also continues to score BET’s Rebel and HBO’s Insecure.