Will Smith might not have any producer credits in the upcoming film, Brotherly Love, but according to Queen Latifah, the Philadelphia native’s youth is all over the script.
“Will is an ever-present figure in everything. Plus, it’s Overbook High, that’s his high school,” Latifah, executive producer of the film told HipHollywood exclusively. “His youth and how he grew up is all over this script, Charlie Mack is all over this script … It’s just kind of the way he grew up and being able to tell a story he can relate to.”
The film’s star, Keke Palmer also revealed that one of the film’s production offices was the house that Smith grew up in.
Brotherly Love, which is set in Philly, is a story about family, love and the fight between two neighborhoods. The drama follows the Taylor siblings and the eldest brother’s journey to lead his family to greatness.
Played by Cory Hardrict, the oldest Taylor brother has some heavy shoes to fill; keeping his brother Sergio, played by Eric Hill focused on basketball and making sure his sister, played by Palmer doesn’t get sidetracked by her teenage love.
“Jackie is just in a place in her life where she is tired of playing the role of Jackie,” Keke told us. “She is tired of being the princess of the family but she doesn’t know who she is outside of that. She meets someone in the film that also sees that she is ready to explore the many different levels of who she is.”
The man that steals Palmer’s heart, Quincy Brown, the son of Kim Porter and Al B. Sure! “I am the new guy in town. I fall in love and coming with that it wasn’t just an easy route of love,” Quincy told us. “It was facing everything that had to deal with the woman I decided to love.”
Brotherly Love hits theaters on April 24.
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.
But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.
“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”
In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.
When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”
Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”
Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday.
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