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August 2007


Washington to star opposite Mos Def in 'Bury Me Standing'

by Wilson Morales

August 2, 2007

While speaking to Producer Effie Brown on her producing duties for the upcoming film, 'Rocket Science', she mentioned to Blackfilm.com that Kerry Washington has been cast opposite Mos Def in 'Bury Me Standing', in which Brown will produce through her company Duly Noted, Inc.. Alfre Woodward is also attached to the film. It's a comedic drama about life, death, and the madness that follows when the two meet. It is a tale that examines a young woman's reflections on death, a memorial, and a "family" that is forced to face its greatest fears when a young man suddenly dies.

Washington plays Mod and Woodward plays Gloria, a mother who is mourning her son. Gloria makes a deal with Mod to take her unborn baby in exchange for her house. It's like a backdoor baby deal. The film will be directed and written by Caran Hartsfield. Filming will start in Philadelphia in September.


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