True to the Game (film)

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True to the Game
Directed by Preston A. Whitmore II
Screenplay byNia Hill
Based onTrue to the Game
by Teri Woods
Produced by
  • Columbus Short
  • Andra Fuller
  • Nelsan Ellis
  • Manny Halley
  • Erica Peeples
  • Jamaar Simon
  • Darell Johnson
  • Quincy Saumel Smith
  • Rodney Turner II
Edited byAndre Jones
  • Imani Films
Distributed byFaith Media Distribution
Release date
September 8, 2017
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,231,040 [1]

True to the Game is a 2017 American drama film directed by Preston A. Whitmore II, written by Nia Hill, and starring Columbus Short, Andra Fuller, Vivica A. Fox, Nelsan Ellis and Jennifer Freeman. It was based on Teri Woods' novel of the same name.
A 2020 sequel named True to the Game 2: Gena's Story was released on November 6, 2020.




It was reported that a film adaptation of Teri Woods' novel True to the Game would go ahead in December 2015. [2] Columbus Short was reported to have signed on for the lead role on September 17, 2015. [3] The rest of the main cast was announced on October 13, 2015, including Vivica A. Fox, Nelsan Ellis, Andra Fuller. [4] Principal photography began for the film in October 2015 in Los Angeles, California and finished in April 2016. [4]


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