“Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy” recounts the story of the slain tech millionaire.
Taye Diggs plays Herndon in Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy, coming to BET+ on Sept. 21 (part 1) and Sept. 28 (part 2). The film is adapted from the book “Redbone: Money, Malice and Murder in Atlanta” by Ron Stodghill.
The film stars Diggs’ real-life partner Apryl Jones as well as Keesha Sharp, Nicole Lyn, Ernestine Johnson, Ty White, Anton Peeples, Yung Joc, Karlie Redd and Yandy Smith. The movie is directed by Jaira Thomas and written by Gregory R. Anderson.
Prior to his death, Herndon’s success as founder of computer consulting firm Access led to President Bill Clinton appointing him to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business. He was also known for donating to philanthropic causes benefitting children.
As Hendon was a known womanizer who was married and divorced three times, his murder made headlines in the mid-1990s.
“Everybody’s a suspect until they’re not. It’s all about motive and opportunity,” Detective Colin De Luca (David Vaughn) says while working with prosecutor Ryan Sullivan (Tye White) in the film’s trailer. “For his lovers, it’d be a crime of passion… revenge. For his business partners, millions slip from your fingers. Now that Lance is dead, it’s all yours again.”