The ageless parable of the ‘Prodigal Son’ is cast in a 21st century urban setting in the new Warner Bros. Premiere/Gener8Xion Entertainment feature, the Preacher’s Kid. The Stan Foster written and directed project opens on January 29, 2010 in select theaters across the country.
Preacher’s Kid stars platinum-selling Capitol Records artist, LeToya Luckett, as “Angie King,” a 20-something daughter of a minister who, “longing to experience more of life – and with dreams of fame and fortune in her mind – she strikes out on her own for the very first time, joining a traveling gospel show. She soon discovers, though, that life on the road is tough; but even more, she fears going home with nothing to show for herself, or worse, to a father who might no longer love her.”
This movie, filmed in Atlanta, GA and New York City – including key performance segments shot in the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem – marks the film debut for Luckett, a co-founder of R&B super group, “Destiny’s Child.” Luckett has rapidly become a solo star with her recent #1-selling album, Lady Love, which generated AOL Music’s #6 song for all of 2009, “Regret.”
Written and directed by Stan Foster, whose credits include helming Bishop T.D. Jakes‘ Woman, Thou Art Loosed major motion picture, Preacher’s Kid also stars current Grammy® nominee, Trey Songz; R&B singer/producer, “Tank” Babbs; Sharif Atkins (currently appearing in “White Collar” on the USA Network); Gregalan Williams (who played “Coach ‘Doc’ Hines” in Remember the Titans with Denzel Washington; Essence Atkins (soon to be seen in “Are We There Yet” on TBS); and Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, EMI Gospel recording artist. Original songs and music were written, composed and produced by Tim Miner.
Preacher’s Kid will initially open on January 29, 2010 in 33 markets including: Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI; Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; Memphis, TN; Birmingham, AL; Jacksonville, FL; Albuquerque, NM; Canton, OH; Chattanooga, TN; Cincinnati, OH; Corpus Christi, TX; Denver, CO; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Miami, FL; Mobile, AL; Montgomery, AL; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; Tulsa, OK; Virginia Beach, VA. Gener8Xion Entertainment has built a stellar reputation for quality and family entertainment features including The Cross-The Arthur Blessitt Story, One Night with the King, and The Omega Code (the #1 independent film of 1999), among other releases.