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Oklahoma native Alfre Woodard to star opposite Kevin Hart in 'Fatherhood'

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Alfre Woodard, one of the deadCenter Film Festival's 2018 Oklahoma Film Icon Award winners, talks about her career with Brandy McDonnell, as part of deadCenter in downtown Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]
Alfre Woodard, one of the deadCenter Film Festival's 2018 Oklahoma Film Icon Award winners, talks about her career with Brandy McDonnell, as part of deadCenter in downtown Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Tulsa native Alfre Woodard will co-star with Kevin Hart in "Fatherhood," Sony Pictures' film adaptation of the memoir "Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love" by Matt Logelin. 

According to Deadline, Paul Weitz is directing the motion picture from a screenplay by Dana Stevens ("Safe Haven"). A best adapted screenplay Oscar nominee for "About a Boy," Weitz penned the current draft.

Logelin’s novel chronicles his life after the death of his high school sweetheart, Liz, who dies after giving birth to their daughter Madeline. There was little time to grieve for Logelin as he became the sole caretaker for a newborn daughter, his primary link to his beloved late wife.

Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, David Beaubaire, Free Association’s Peter Kiernan and HartBeat’s Hart are producing the project, according to Deadline. 

Woodard will play the mother-in-law of Hart's character. 

As previously reported, Woodard, an Oscar nominee, four-time Emmy winner and deadCenter Film Festival 2018 Oklahoma Film Icon recipient, was last seen in "Clemency," the Sundance film that picked up the Grand Jury Prize, making director Chinonye Chukwu the first black woman to win the award. Neon picked up the film and will release it in December. 

Woodard also stars opposite Jason Momoa in Apple’s original drama series "See," which you can read more about here, and as previously reported, lends her voice to the queenly role of Sarabi in Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated "The Lion King" remake, due in theaters July 19.

-BAM




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Alfre Woodard, one of the deadCenter Film Festival's 2018 Oklahoma Film Icon Award winners, talks about her career with Brandy McDonnell, as part of deadCenter in downtown Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Alfre Woodard, one of the deadCenter Film Festival's 2018 Oklahoma Film Icon Award winners, talks about her career with Brandy McDonnell, as part of deadCenter in downtown Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1... Read more ›

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