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“An all-star cast brings best-selling novel “The Secret Life of Bees” to the big screen.

Gina Prince-Bythewood [best known for helming Love & Basketball] is the director of the highly anticipated movie version of The Secret Life of Bees.

Based on Sue Monk Kidd’s New York Times best-selling novel, the film takes place during the summer of 1964 in the Jim Crow South. Lily (Dakota Fanning), accompanied by her spirited caregiver, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), sets out to unearth the secrets of her deceased mother’s past.

But the real journey begins when they meet the beekeeping Boatwright sisters, who take them in and salves their wounded soul. “As the eldest, August is the ‘mother’ of the house,” says Latifah of her character. “She’s a simple solid woman.” Sophie Oknedo plays the middle sister, May and Alicia Keys rounds out the cast as June, the youngest, who was drawn to the character’s “complex beautiful layers.”

… “Having read the novel in a single setting, Prince-Bythewood crafted the screenplay, her first period piece, in just one month. “It’s a special story with a special cast,” she says. “And I hope we’ve created a special movie. http://www.adoptatheater.com/bee_welcome.h...

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God bless you. Movie comes out Oct. 17. On Oprah on Thursday.
Family movie.

Posted By: Pam Perry
Wednesday, October 1st 2008 at 1:28PM
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