» Lenny Kravitz to make his feature-starring debut in Push
Lenny Kravitz to make his feature-starring debut in Push
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Washington (ANI): Rocker Lenny Kravitz is set to make his
feature-starring debut in the new film Push, an independently
financed adaptation of the best-selling novel by Sapphire (Ramona
Lofton).The film, to be directed Lee Daniels, also stars Mo'nique,
Paula Patton and newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe.
Geoffrey Fletcher has penned the script of the film and the
production is just getting under way in New York. The film is a
co-production of Lee Daniels Entertainment and Smokewood
Entertainment Group, with the latter financing. The story of the
movie centres on Clareece "Precious" Jones, an overweight,
illiterate African-American teen in Harlem. Just as she's about to
give birth to her second child, Jones is accepted into an
alternative school where a teacher, played by Patton, helps her
find an alternative path in her life.
Mo'nique plays the role of the girl's mum and Kravitz plays the
role of a nurse who shows kindness to Jones. "Push is as important
to me as Roots, and I'm honoured that Sapphire entrusted me with
her book," Variety quoted Daniels, as saying.