HBO's "Life Support" — Starring Latifah and Produced by Foxx — to Debut March 10

News   HBO's "Life Support" — Starring Latifah and Produced by Foxx — to Debut March 10 The television movie "Life Support," starring "Chicago" Oscar nominee Queen Latifah, and executive produced by "Dreamgirls" star Jamie Foxx, will debut March 10 on HBO.

The film will be available on HBO On Demand starting the week of Feb. 26.

According to press notes, the film "is a moving and candid look at the African-American community’s HIV crisis through the eyes of a survivor who is a mother, a former addict and an AIDS activist."

Also among the cast are Anna Deavere Smith, who has written and performed such documentary theatre works as Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 and Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities; and Gloria Reuben, of "ER," who recently appeared at the Public Theater in Stuff Happens. The cast also includes Wendell Pierce, Evan Ross, Rachel Nicks, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Tony Rock and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Nelson George (executive producer of HBO’s "Everyday People") directed the film, which is inspired by the life of his sister and their family. George co-wrote the screenplay with Jim McKay and Hannah Weyer.

The film is executive produced by Foxx (an Oscar winner for starring in "Ray"), Latifah, Shelby Stone (HBO’s "Lackawanna Blues," directed by George C. Wolfe), Jaime Rucker King ("Ray"), Marcus King ("Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable") and Shakim Compere ("Beauty Shop"). Mark A. Baker (HBO's "Oz") produces. The scheduled HBO airdates are March 10 (4:30 AM), March 12 (2 PM, 10 PM), March 18 (2:15 PM, 11 PM), March 22 (1 PM, 8:30 PM), March 24 (8:30 AM, 4 PM), March 27 (10 AM, 7:30 PM) and March 29 (4:30 PM, 12:30 AM).

For more information visit www.hbo.com.

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