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.
You know I always wondered when I'd do a shoot, and they'd tell me to hike up my shirt or take my shirt off, and I'd look to you to see if it was okay, and it was always okay.
Macy Jean: Would you look around you? It is okay.
Noni: No, it's not okay! It never was!
Macy Jean: ...
Noni cuts herself on the glass and is bleeding yet the next morning she has no injuries.
$6,500,000 (USA) (14 November 2014)
$14,612,840 (USA) (23 January 2015)