Will You Watch? Whoopi Goldberg To Produce & Star In Terry McMillan’s “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”
Remember Terry McMillan’s book A Day Late and a Dollar Short ? Well now it’s coming to Lifetime. Whoopi Goldberg, who is set to executive produce the film, will also star as the protagonist and family matriarch Viola Price.
You may remember that Viola had a lot on her plate trying to hold her often dysfunctional family together. If you’ve read the book and don’t remember or this work is entirely new to you, Viola, an asthmatic, fears that her last asthma attack will kill her. But before she goes she wants to mend her broken family. The clan is dealing with everything from teen pregnancy, prescription drug addiction, to sibling rivalry. Then on top of that there’s the son who needs to be a better father. And then there’s her estranged husband Cecil who’s stepping out with a manipulative girlfriend.
This won’t be the first time McMillan and Goldberg work together, as Whoopi starred in McMillan’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back alongside Angela Basset. Whoopi’s not new to Lifetime either as she produced the drama “Strong Medicine” from 200-2006 and a Lifetime movie What Makes a Family.
Production on the film is set to begin this summer and will premiere the summer of 2014.