Four-time NAACP winner Kimberly Elise is starring in the new UP Original Movie Apple Mortgage Cake.
Based on the true story of Angela Logan, Apple Mortgage Cake, tells how the single mother of three set a goal to bake 100 cakes in 10 days in order to save their home from foreclosure.
Entertainment One (eOne) is producing the project, which is being directed by Michael Scott (who also directed UP’s upcoming “Far From Home”) and was written by “Franklin & Bash” writer Jamie Pachino.
Elise will play Logan, a single working mother with three teenage boys who juggles various jobs and provides employment counseling at the local mission. When her home is put into foreclosure, she decides to bake 100 apple cakes and sell them for $40 each to save her home.
The cast also includes Kevin Hanchard (“Orphan Black”), Lamar Johnson (“Home Again”), Stephan James (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) an A.J. Saudin, among others, including the real-life Logan, who appears in a cameo.
“’Apple Mortgage Cake’ is the inspirational, real-life story about how one good idea — and a ton of apples, sugar, flour and butter — can change a family’s future for the better,” UP’s senior vice president, original programming Barbara Fisher said. “We are thrilled to introduce viewers to Angela Logan and her family, who went from foreclosure to ‘overnight’ success and her own prosperous apple cake bakery in Teaneck, New Jersey.”
Apple Mortgage Cake will make its world television premiere on UP in 2014.