T.D. Jakes is back as an executive producer, and he’s bringing another potentially powerful story to the big screen. Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood (Madea’s Family Reunion, Set It Off) and Sharon Leal (Why Did I Get Married Too?, This Christmas), both star in the thriller, Woman Thou Art Loosed – On the Seventh Day.
AllHipHop.com had the chance to speak with director Neema Barnette and actress Sharon Leal on the making of the film, shedding light on real-life stories of missing Black children, and if Ms. Leal brought out her best acting chops when working with Blair Underwood and Pam Grier. Listen to the audio below:
With her film entirely financed, produced, promoted and distributed by African Americans, director Neema Barnette says, “Making this film, I wanted it show what we can do, in a multitude of ways. Not only to break that mold, but to give people like Codeblack, a platform for a really well-done film that they could be proud of that will hopefully open the market for independent Black distribution.”
This dramatic thriller is about a husband (Underwood) and wife (Leal) who find themselves in the midst of a crisis after their young daughter is kidnapped. The couple must race against time to find their child, who is believed to have been abducted by a serial killer who symbolically murders his victims “on the 7th day.” During their desperate search, a series of deep, dark, damaging secrets unveil a troubling past, putting the marriage and their futures in jeopardy. Watch the trailer below:
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day hits theaters on April 13.