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A single father, Monty (Elba) is a garage mechanic who lives in an inner-city neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own.
Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. He was charged with rape and sentenced to 8 years of prison at the age of 18 so that means he got out of jail at 26 years old. Unless, he was granted conjugal visits with Jennifer and she gave birth to Siera while Monty was in jail.
This is a simple, touching story of two people trying to overcome their different backgrounds to find love, a down-on-his-luck man struggling to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looking to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood. See more » Tyler Perry's Medea-less tale of a father trying to raise his daughters but finding trouble from the girls mother who has taken up with a drug dealer. Certainly moralistic and a tad simplistic (as all his stories are), but enjoyable none the less.
But because I’ve absorbed the American culture so much its easier for me than someone who may have just come here from England to play an American. He’s also the writer, director so he was very adaptable in how we play with the text and how we open up his story and dialogue and apply our own experiences to it. They’re very precious with the words so it becomes a little bit of a battle between you and them. I grew up in a neighborhood called Cannon Town which was predominately white with a high Asian and Indian community. It would be nothing to get into a fight based on someone calling you a Black Bastard. So when this came in, the script was good and I was just like “let’s go.” What’s next for you? I’m promoting a film called The Reaping next with Hillary Swank. We play professors that debunk so called religious phenomenon. In this film, parts of London are quarantined off and it’s basically a new world. Idris: No, because I feel like that would limit what I would try, however, there are some characters that I would love to attempt.
Did you do anything to get the feel of the Auburn Avenue area? I do a lot of business down there with music so I’m always in that neighborhood. I am a hard worker and I appreciate the things that I have and I have aspirations to keep growing as does Monty. I spend a lot of time with my daughter as a single parent in a sense. So we go to this one small town where they start to see the plagues one by one. Honestly, I started in television and I’ve played everything from drug dealers to lawyers to policeman. I play General Stone who is an American General who looks after this quarantined area but it all goes wrong! I was on the set one day with these guys and in between takes and although everyone was dressed in US Marine gear, all the extras were English. I know this sounds weird but there hasn’t been a film about Michael Jordan.
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