Queen Latifah is set to star in upcoming drama Hope’s Wish, an inspirational true story adapted from the book, Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True, according to Deadline.
When 12-year-old Hope Stout is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, she makes it her duty to make the wishes of 155 other sick children come true with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the city of Charlotte, NC.
American Heart Month may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean we should stop talking about the importance of heart health. Let’s keep the #RiseAboveHF conversation going throughout 2018 along with me and my mom Rita, who is living with heart failure (HF). #Spokesperson
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Laurie Collyer will direct the picture, which begins production April 9.
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