Essence Atkins, Stephen Bishop, Karlie Redd & Kelly Price Land New TV One Movie “Coins For Christmas”
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, TV One is prepping a new original holiday movie, Coins For Christmas.
The film stars Essence Atkins (Marlon) opposite Stephen Bishop (Imposters). Coins For Christmas tells the story of single mother, Madison Morris (played by Essence), who is struggling to make ends meet – just two weeks before Christmas.
A chance encounter leads her on a new path. Stephen plays Alec Darby, a former pro athlete who is also not doing well financially.
Single mom Madison finds herself scraping pennies together two weeks before Christmas after the IRS freezes her bank account, her ex fails to come through with any help and her boss fires her. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her teenage children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular “gig economy.” That’s when she meets and eventually gets hired by obnoxious, sidelined former pro football player Alec Darby, also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again, but they eventually forge a friendship. And, to their surprise, they learn a lot about themselves and teach one another how to be better people.
The cast also includes TC Carson (as Hank), singer Kelly Price (as herself), Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’s Karlie Redd, James “Lil JJ” Lewis (as Rex), Rodney Perry as Mr. Cannon, and Karon Joseph Riley (as Jake).
The film is written by Rhonda F. Baraka and directed by Jamal Hill, with casting by Leah Daniels-Butler, CSA and George Pierre. It will premiere in December on TV One.