Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah set to star in the true-life drama Hope’s Wish
Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson announced today that Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah is set to star in the inspirational true-life drama Hope’s Wish.
Los Angeles-based finance and production company Torridon/16:14 will finance and produce with Alcon Entertainment, continuing the two entity’s collaboration that began with Blade Runner 2049. Walden Media is set to produce alongside Steven P. Wegner and Val Hill and Yale Badik of Torridon/16:14. Alcon’s Kosove and Johnson will executive produce. The film will be released by Warner Bros. via Alcon’s output deal with the studio.
Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby, Furlough) will direct the film which begins production on April 9, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Oscar-winning screenwriter Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain) adapted the screenplay from Stuart & Shelby Stout’s non-fiction Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True.
Hope’s Wish is based on the moving true story of Hope Stout, a precocious 12 year-old girl who, when diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, sets out on a mission to fund the wishes of 155 other health-challenged children with the help of dedicated Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the community of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Queen Latifah is an Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer whose recent acting credits include the Universal smash-hit comedy Girls Trip co-starring Tiffany Hadish and Jada Pinket Smith, and the Emmy-award winning HBO film Bessie. She’s also appeared in Chicago, Hairspray and Taxi.
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