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.