Monique is headed back to the big screen in Blackbird. Find out about the movie inside and see the new Haunted House 2 poster and get the exciting news about Queen Latifah's daytime show.
After a long absence, Oscar-winning actress Monique has announced her return to the big screen. In an exclusive to Deadline, it was revealed that she'll join Isaiah Washington in the Patrik Ian Polk-directed Blackbird. The film is an adaptation of the novel by Larry Duplechan and will be produced by Monique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, through Hicks Media.
Sidney told Deadline, “Blackbird is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves. And why should just being who you are be a struggle?
Here's the synopsis:
"Newcomer Julian Walker plays the star singer in the church choir who feels like a misfit in his high school and struggles with his sexual awakening and the realization he is gay, This coincides with his younger sister going missing and his parents splitting up. Mo’Nique plays the youth’s heartbroken mom, who blames her son’s lifestyle revelation for his sister going missing while Isaiah plays his supportive father trying his best to help his son’s transition to manhood."
Also on television.......
Queen Latifah and her talkshow staff received good news from CBS....they've been renewed! Sony TV U.S. president of distribution John Weiser announced the renewal saying,
"We are proud to have the CBS stations as our partners as we continue to build The Queen Latifah Show into a franchise brand. We look forward to building on the success of this year’s #1 new talk show by delivering the highest quality program to our stations, advertisers and viewers."
And at the movies....
Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House 2 hit theaters on March 28th 2014 and we have the movie's official poster. The film stars Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, and Cedric The Entertainer who join Marlon's "Malcolm" character as he battles the demons that inhabit his new home.
Watch the trailer here:
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