Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Cast of Lifetime TV’s 'A Day Late and A Dollar Short'


Lifetime TV's 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short will premiere on Saturday, April 19, at 8pm.  Based on the New York Times bestseller by Terry McMillan (Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back), 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' is the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life's ups and down.

This film stars Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, The Color Purple) and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames. The film also stars Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.

According to Blackfilm.com, In 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' when matriarch Viola Price (Goldberg) learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world - from her relationship with her husband, to the lives of her four children and grandchildren.  While on this quest, she must contend with sibling rivalry, teen pregnancy and drug addiction - and that is only one child.  Additionally, her jailbird son needs to learn how to be a father, her granddaughter is in bigger trouble than her daughter is willing to admit, and Viola's estranged husband needs saving from his scheming younger girlfriend.

Produced by Ostar Productions, the film is directed by Stephen Tolkin, who also serves as executive producer, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, Jeffrey Hayes, and Bill Haber.

Check out a couple of interviews we've done with some of the cast members, Anika Noni Rose and Tichina Arnold.

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Sidebar:  I can't wait until this movie comes out on Lifetime.  I am a fan of Terry McMillan's books, especially 'Waiting to Exhale' for obvious reasons.  The cast is really talented, so this should be a good one.

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