Mo’Nique is finally back on the big screen in a new movie she’s starring in and executive producing called Blackbird, four years after taking home that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Precious. The film also co-stars singer D. Woods, which confirms her schedule has been pretty busy with new projects while her former group Danity Kane was trying to reunite.
Directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (“Noah’s Arc”), Blackbird is an adaptation of the 2006 Larry Duplechan novel about a 17-year-old boy named Randy Rousseau who comes from a tight-knit Mississippi family, struggling with living in a super religious community. He begins having strange premonitions and then his parents split after his little sister mysteriously disappears, and his mom blames him after discovering his secret. Sounds deep!
Also featured in the film, is former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington (who was blacklisted in Hollywood after using a an anti-gay slur towards a castmate), Terrell Tilford (Single Ladies), Gary L. Gray (“Noah’s Arc”), Torrey Lamaar, Nikki Jane, and newcomer Julian Walker.