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Lenny Kravitz Marks Feature-Starring Debut in Indie Flick Push

October 30, 2007 09:35:42 GMT

The rocker is joined by Mo'nique and Paula Patton in the cast.


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Taking foray into film industry, Lenny Kravitz will make his big screen acting debut in an independent film feature titled "Push (2009/II)", Variety has reported.

The rocker is being lined up alongside the likes of Mo'nique, Paula Patton, and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe in the cast, all coming under the direction of "Shadowboxer" helmer Lee Daniels. Here he will play a male nurse who shows kindness to lead character Clareece "Precious" Jones, an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem.

Billed as Jones is Sidibe, who beat out 300 young girls to win the role in the casting calls held around the States. Meanwhile, Mo'nique will act as her mother and Patton a teacher at an alternative school who helps her find an alternative path in her life.

Project, scripted by Geoffrey Fletcher based on the bestselling novel by Sapphire aka Ramona Lofton, is a co-production of Lee Daniels Entertainment and Smokewood Entertainment Group, which is also financing the flick. Shooting is just getting under way in New York with Gary Magness, Sarah Siegel-Magness, Lisa Cortes, and Tom Heller all executive producing.

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