While speaking to Essence Atkins on her role in ‘Love For Sale’, which comes out on DVD on Oct. 21st, she mentioned to Blackfilm.com that she’s set to a do an independent film for Warner Bros., a musical, called ‘Preacher’s Kid’. Also featured in the film are R&B singer Tank, Ella Joyce, Clifton Powell, and Gospel singer Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, and Letoya Luckett. The film will be written and directed by Stan Foster. Tired of being a Preacher’s daughter and longing to experience more of life, 20-something Angie King strikes out on her own for the very first time and joins a traveling gospel show. In this modern-day rendition of the fable of The Prodigal Son, she soon discovers life on the road is tough but fears going home with nothing to show for herself, or worse, to a father who no longer loves her.
Filming will be starting this month in Atlanta.
Essence Atkins: It’s basically about the world of gospel circuit plays and a girl who gets enticed by that world and leaves her background behind. She leaves her father, who’s a pastor of a church, to go off in this world and what happens to her there. It’s a musical, but I’m one of the few actors who is not singing in the film. I don’t want people to think that I’m crossing over and ready to cut an album. I’ll be in Atlanta shooting the film .