Thursday, November 29, 2007
Searching for Morgan Freeman
A movie is playing tonight in Charlotte that I wish I could afford to see. It's called All ABout Us and it's part of a benefit program for the Florence Crittenton Services of Charlotte. It pays homage to one of my favorite actors, Morgan Freeman, but unless it gets a major release at a local movie theatre, I won't be able to see it. The tickets for tonight's show are $100 (general admission) or $200 for the VIP hookup.
Here's the synopsis:
Edward Brown (played by Boris Kodjoe) and his wife want to feature Morgan Freeman in their next movie. But it seems Freeman is too busy with life and projects in his beloved Mississippi.
Christine Swanson directs this film, which also stars one of my favorite actresses, Ruby Dee (I can't find any information about her role in the film). I don't know how good this movie is, but the premise alone is enough to get me in the theatre. I'd pay to see Morgan Freeman in just about anything. Let me know if you hear anything about a major release for this one.
Hmmmmmm ... maybe I can rework this theme and turn it into a documentary.
Freeman will also star in a future production, based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, Rendezvous with Rama. The film, directed by David Fincher, the genius behind the movie Seven, is about a team of astronauts who are sent on a mission to explore a giant interstellar spaceship hurtling toward the sun. I certainly won't miss that one.