The YBF folks are getting work over at Lifetime. Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tamala Jones and Kimberly Elise have television movies coming soon. Get the deets and watch trailers for their projects inside…
Building on its success with Whitney. LIFETIME has tapped Tamala Jones, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Romeo Miller, to star in its upcoming original movie, Megachurch Murder, premiering Saturday, February 7, at 8pm ET/PT.
According to the film’s press release, it was Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet and set in a modern African American church. Well….that’s interesting. Here’s the synopsis:
"Megachurch Murder tells the story of Hannah’s (Shanica Knowles) life going off the rails after her father Hamilton Spears (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) passes away in a cycling accident. The only thing keeping Hannah’s life together is her new boyfriend Oliver (Romeo Miller). Hannah soon finds evidence pointing to a church conspiracy and threats towards her father, determined to prove that Hamilton’s death was in fact murder. As she gets closer to the truth, she realizes her own mother Martha (Tamala Jones) and her boyfriend’s father Clay” – Michael Beach) may be involved in the death of her father."
We love a Lifetime movie so we’re here for it.
In other movie news…
A&E Networks tapped Kimberly Elise to star in the upcoming movie Back to School Mom, premiering Saturday, February 14, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Alongside a supporting cast that includes Loretta Devine, Rick Fox, Garcelle Beauvais, Harry Lennix and Denzel Whitaker, Kimberly plays a 41-year-old Mary Thomas, who has made the decision to return to college and finish her degree. While there, she befriends her “peer tutor”—only to learn that he is actually the son she gave up 20 years earlier.
Kimberly’s also starring in the VH1 hit "Hit The Floor". So chick is staying busy.
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Photos via LIFETIME/A&E Networks