Must Watch: Tremendous Trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious
Lionsgate has debuted the trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious (on Oprah.com today), the Sundance sensation that is bound to gain even more acclaim in the next few weeks at Cannes. This is one of the most emotionally draining films I've ever seen, but it is a tremendous work of art and definitely worth seeing. This trailer is actually one of the best trailers for an indie film I've ever seen, it does such an exceptional job of showing only enough, but not too much, in order to get audiences in theaters. Precious stars Mo'Nique, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, and one of the most amazing first-time lead actresses you'll ever see, Gabby Sidibe.
Watch the official trailer for Lee Daniels' Precious:
If you didn't catch it, that social worker was Mariah Carey - I didn't notice it the first time I saw it either.
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire is directed by Lee Daniels, of only the film Shadowboxer previously. The screenplay was adapted by first-time writer Damien Paul and is based on the novel titled Push written by Sapphire. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and was one of the most highly praised films of the entire festival. Lionsgate will be releasing Precious in limited theaters starting on November 6th later this year.