Imani Hakim to Star in Netflix’s ‘Burning Sands’

Imani Hakim Lands Role in Netflix's 'Burning Sands'Netflix has found its leading lady for their new fraternity drama.

“Everybody Hates Chris” actress Imani Hakim will star in the Netflix original film Burning Sands, directed by Gerard McMurray, from a screenplay by McMurray and Christine Berg.

The film is centered around a particularly brutal hazing process at an all-black university.

A favored frat pledgee (Trevor Jackson) is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

The former child star, 23, will play Rochon, the love interest to Jackson’s character.

Hakim joins castmates Jackson, Alfre Woodard (“Luke Cage”), Steve Harris (“Legends”), Tosin Cole (“Hollyoaks”), DeRon Horton, Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Christian Robinson, Rotimi (“Power”), Octavius Johnson, Malik Bazille, Mitchell Edwards, Serayah (“Empire”), and Nafessa Williams (Brotherly Love).

Academy Award winning artist and actor Common will take the role of Executive Producer through his Freedom Road Productions. He will also bring his musical prowess to the project, performing the closing credits original song “The Cross” featuring Lianne La Havas.

Hakim’s film credits include UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris,” Lifetime’s “The Gabby Douglas Story,” and Syfy’s “Sharknado 4.” The actress is represented by Alexander’s Talent Management and Don Buchwald & Associates.

Burning Sands will make its premiere on Netflix on March 10, 2017.