In her first movie role since “Precious,” for which she won the Academy Award, Mo’Nique co-stars with Isaiah Washington in “Blackbird,” Mo’Nique’s first movie since “Precious.” “Blackbird” co-stars Isaiah Washington; he and Mo’Nique play the parents of a teenaged choir singer whose struggling with his sexuality. It will have its world premiere Sunday as the closing-night film for the Pan-African Film Festival at Rave Cinemas in Los Angeles.
“‘Blackbird’ is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves,” says Mo’Nique’s co-exectutive producer and spouse, Sidney Hicks told Variety. “And why should just being who you are be a struggle? Since Mo’Nique won the Oscar, we have received a flood of scripts, but nothing captured our attention until Isaiah — who we have a high level of respect for — sent us ‘Blackbird.'” Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington join Steve Edwards and Maria Quiban on Good Day L.A.
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