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Friday, April 17, 2015

Jamie Foxx, Diddy Show Support of ‘Brotherly Love’ Premiere

According to Variety, cast members, friends and special guests Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jamie Foxx gathered at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Monday night for the premiere of “Brotherly Love,” a West Philly-set love story executive produced by Queen Latifah.
Keke Palmer stars in the drama about a family struggling to make major life decisions after the death of its patriarch. Palmer plays Jackie, an aspiring musician trying to navigate her budding career and her tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend, while her brother Sergio (Eric D. Hill Jr.) is the nation’s number one high school basketball player confronting the pressures of fame.
“I felt like my generation never had a film that depicts teen life in a very authentic way,” Palmer said, emphasizing that the film allows for “really experiencing the subjects of sex, violence, poverty — all the things that go with coming of age.”  Palmer’s point was reiterated by co-star Quincy Brown. “My generation is definitely ready for something new to lay it out,” he said. “This is kind of like a new-day-and-age ‘Boyz n the Hood.’”
Diddy kicked things off with an introduction, standing in for Latifah who was away filming a feature, and also in attendance were Tyrese GibsonTatyana Ali and Tia Mowry, whose husband Cory Hardrict stars in the film.  “It’s very relatable,” Hardrict (“American Sniper”) said of the storyline. “It’s not just a black film; it’s all about choices and family.”  “Brotherly Love” was written and directed by newcomer Jamal Hill. It bows in theaters April 24.

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