Kravitz Makes A Big Screen Push

Lee Daniels will direct the independently financed adaptation of Ramona ‘Sapphire’ Lofton’s “Push” for Lee Daniels Entertainment and Smokewood Entertainment Group says Variety.

Rocker Lenny Kravitz will make his feature-starring debut alongside Mo’nique, Paula Patton and Gabourey “Gabbie” Sidibe.

The Geoffrey Fletcher-scripted story concerns Clareece “Precious” Jones (Sidibe), an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem. Just as she’s about to give birth to her second child, Jones is accepted into an alternative school where a teacher (Patton) helps her find an alternative path in her life.

Mo’nique plays the girl’s mother and Kravitz plays a nurse who shows kindness to Jones. Production is just getting under way in New York.