By Jeff Labrecque
April 23, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Just Wright

B
type
  • Movie
Genre

STARRING Queen Latifah, Common
WRITTEN BY Michael Elliot
DIRECTED BY Sanaa Hamri

Queen Latifah stars as Leslie Wright, a levelheaded physical therapist hired to rehab a debonair NBA player. The actress-producer is a die-hard New Jersey Nets fan (”I’ve got a gang of jerseys”) and launched the PG-rated romantic sports comedy herself. When she was casting the film, she found an equally rabid hoops lover in rapper Common and handed him his first starring role. ”I knew Common had the physical capability to pull it off,” she says. ”There are so many rappers who are great on record and terrible on stage, but Common is an actual performer.” Paula Patton (Precious) plays a gold-digging groupie competing for Common’s affection. ”She doesn’t see Leslie as a [romantic] threat,” says Latifah. ”But beauty is not just on the surface, and my character has her own integrity and confidence.”

Just Wright

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • Sanaa Hamri
Performers
Studio
Complete Coverage
  • Just Wright
Advertisement

Comments

EDIT POST