Queen Latifah To Star In Inspirational Drama ‘Hope’s Wish’
Queen Latifah will star in true-life drama called “Hope’s Wish.” It is based on the true story of Hope Stout, a 12-year-old girl who, when diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, set out on a mission to fund the wishes of all the other health-challenged children in her part of North Carolina. Latifah will play Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois, who worked with Stout to help raise the money.
The project adapts the non-fiction book Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True by Stuart and Shelby Stout.
Latifah’s film credits include Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007), Joyful Noise (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Girls Trip (2017). She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. Since 2016, she has starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star.