D. Woods and Mo’Nique will both appear in the upcoming flick, “Blackbird.”
D. Woods might have missed the boat on Danity Kane’s show-stopping reunion, but she’s certainly not staying idle. According to Deadline, the “Making the Band” standout, who played up her theater background on the show, will put her acting talents to work in “Blackbird,” a new indie flick that stars Oscar winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington. Spring training must be just around the corner, because this definitely sounds like the BIG LEAGUES!
“Yes! Doin this hollywood thang!” D. tweeted as news about her role spread. “Blackbird” will explore the story of a young choir singer in rural Mississippi who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality, Deadline reported, and Mo’Nique will play the boy’s crestfallen and disapproving mother. It’s not clear yet what type of character D. will be taking on, but it sounds like the material will be aspirational. “’Blackbird’ is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves,” Executive Producer Sidney Hicks said.
If the social media rumors that Aubrey O’Day’s tweet, “Do you spend your time takin’ interviews…or do you work?” was a shot at D. are true, it looks like the artist formerly known as Wanita definitely opted for the latter.
+ Blackbird premieres February 16 at the Pan-African Film Festival at Rave Cinemas in Los Angeles. Think you’ll check it out?
Photos: @YaGirlDWoods and Kevin Winter/Getty