Queen Latifah to star in Hope’s Wish
The real life inspirational story will be directed by Lauriw Collyer of Sherrybaby fame
Rapper-actress Queen Latifah will star in an inspirational true-life drama titled Hope's Wish. The filming is scheduled to start on April 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Laurie Collyer, who directed the Maggie Gyllenhaal drama Sherrybaby, will helm the project, with the script penned by Diana Ossana, who won an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain.
The project is an adaptation of the book Hope's Wish: How One Girl's Dream Made Others Come True by Stuart and Shelby Stout. It is based on the true story of Hope Stout, a 12-year-old girl who, when diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, set out on a mission to fund the wishes of all the other health-challenged children in her part of North Carolina.