Kelly Rowland, Meagan Good, Keri Hilson & Kellee Stewart Look For Love In LIFETIME Movie + Jamie Foxx Set To Executive Produce Marvin Gaye Miniseries
Kelly Rowland, Meagan Good, Keri Hilson and Kellee Stewart will be looking for love in a brand new LIFETIME movie. Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx is working on a new miniseries about musical icon Marvin Gaye. Deets inside…
We love a good chick flick around these parts, especially when it stars some of our YBF faves.
Singer/actress Kelly Rowland, “Code Black” star Meagan Good, Almost Christmas star Keri Hilson and “The Soul Man” actress Kellee Stewart are keeping the checks rolling in. They will be joining forces to portray friends looking for love in the LIFETIME original movie, Love By The 10th Date.
Below is a synopsis of the TV movie:
Love By The 10th Date follows Gabby (Good), Nell (Stewart), Billie (Hilson) and Margot (Rowland) who balance their dating adventures alongside their career ambitions at an upscale digital magazine in Los Angeles, under the watchful eye of their editor, Maureen (Cat Deeley).
Inspired by the site’s relationship advice column to find the one, Gabby and Nell embark on their own journeys towards the elusive 10th date, the dating world's Holy Grail when it comes to commitment. Meanwhile, Billie finds herself at a major crossroads in her marriage and Margot unsuccessfully tries to fight her growing attraction to a famously controversial reggae musician she is assigned to interview. As the ladies navigate the ups and downs of modern dating, romance, exes and friendships, they learn what they really want out of life and love. Jackson stars as Dante, a creative director at the site and Bowyer-Chapman is Freddy, Nell’s bisexual boyfriend.
There are heavy hitters behind the project, including Nzingha Stewart (With This Ring, "The Catch") who will write, direct and produce the film. Wendy Finerman (Forrest Gump, The Devil Wears Prada) and Lisa Zupan (P.S. I Love You, Drumline: A New Beat) have been tapped to executive produce.
The two-hour romantic comedy will premiere January 28th at 8pm EST. Mark your calendars!
Another new project coming to television...
Get ready to get a sneak peek into the life of musical icon Marvin Gaye.
Triple threat Jamie Foxx will serve as an executive producer alongside de Passe Jones Entertainment’s Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones for a limited miniseries about the life of one of Motown's most successful artists Marvin Gaye. Marvin gave us classics like "Sexual Healing" and "Let's Get It On" before he was fatally shot in 1984 at the age of 44 by his father following a family dispute in their L.A. home.
“I’ve been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music unparalleled,” Jamie tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Marvin Gaye’s story has always fascinated me.”
Marvin’s son Marvin Gaye III has given his blessing over the new project as he will serve as an executive producer. “This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye’s life story,” Marvin Gaye III said.
Motown founder Berry Gordy, who has served as a mentor to de Passe ever since he hired her as a creative assistant to his legendary label decades ago, is also excited about the miniseries. “Marvin was the truest artist I have ever known,” Berry Gordy said. “I am confident that this is the right team to bring his story to the audience in an authentic and compelling way.”
Suzanne de Passe, who has executive produced multiple Motown television specials, has been working to get this project off the ground for a while. She told THR, “We’ve been involved in a number of attempts to get this done, and now that we’ve been able to marshal all the forces, and Jamie’s come on board as a partner, we’re excited to get going.”
Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones will shop it to linear and digital outlets and they’re currently in negotiations with Sony/ATV to determine which songs will be used on the show.
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