The film is an adaptation of the novel by Larry Duplechan and will be produced by Monique and her husband, Sidney Hicks, through Hicks Media. Sidney told Deadline, “Blackbird is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves. And why should just being who you are be a struggle?
Here's the synopsis: "Newcomer Julian Walker plays the star singer in the church choir who feels like a misfit in his high school and struggles with his sexual awakening and the realization he is gay, This coincides with his younger sister going missing and his parents splitting up. Mo’Nique plays the youth’s heartbroken mom, who blames her son’s lifestyle revelation for his sister going missing while Isaiah plays his supportive father trying his best to help his son’s transition to manhood."
Sidebar: I love Monique and can't wait to see her back on the big screen. I would like see her in a comedy. I'm totally missing her comedic side. She is one of the few comediennes that can make me really laugh. Very cool to see her and her husband producing the film as well. Smart.