PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance
The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
After Sony dropped the movie, Gina Prince-Bythewood's husband encouraged her to shoot a short presentation with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, to prove that she could play Noni Jean. The five minute short was produced by Lena Waithe, with Bradford Young as the Cinematographer.
So, what's it like? Being on a stage, all those people feeling you?
Noni: It's a crazy high. Better than any drug.
Noni: So, what's it like for you?
Noni: Saving someone's life.
Kaz: Crazy high. Better than any drug.
Captain Nicol refers to his son Kaz's dog as male (saying he's fed) however, Noni says to Kaz's dog "hey girl".
$6,500,000 (USA) (14 November 2014)
$14,612,840 (USA) (23 January 2015)