14 May 2009
Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire AKA Precious was acquired by Lionsgate for more than $5 million after premiered at Sundance, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry Approval Stamp is on the movie. This is the first time the two have teamed up to promote a film and their involvement is sure to bring in huge audiences to this tiny Sundance film.
The film won both the grand jury prize and the audience awards in the US dramatic competition while the film’s star, Mo’Nique, won the special jury prize. The movie is directed by Lee Daniels, adapted from the novel by Damiel Paul and co-stars Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz.
Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire follows the story of Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe). The girl has grown up neglected and abused by her mother, raped by her father and forgotten by most. She is overweight, uneducated and pregnant with her second child when she gets accepted into an alternative school.