Mo’Nique has plans to win her second Oscar with newest film Blackbird.
The indie film features the actress as 1/2 of the head of her very religious household. In this coming-of-age story, she alongside Isaiah Washington must deal with the disappearance of their daughter and the coming-out of their son.
“Blackbird is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves, ” her husband Sydney Hicks said in a statement. “Since Mo’Nique won the Oscar, we have received numerous scripts, but nothing captured our attention until Isaiah, who we have a high level of respect for, sent us ‘Blackbird.’ We became instant fans of Patrik-Ian Polk and knew we had to get behind this important film.”
The film is currently making its film festival rounds. It will close the Pan African Film Festival on February 17th.
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