A buzz is on that Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with fellow media mogul Tyler Perry to hype Sundance darling Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire.
Sources have thrown more light on the news of Oprah Winfrey. While briefing the reporters Oprah commented, "I've never seen anything like it," Winfrey said in a statement. "The moment I saw Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, I knew I wanted to do whatever I could to encourage other people to see this movie”. "The film is so raw and powerful—it split me open."
The film also has the rare honor of winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the festival last month, becoming just the third movie in Sundance history to pull the two-fer.
It is based on an overweight, illiterate Harlem teen who finds herself accepted into an alternative school when she prepares to give birth to her 2nd child.
Apart from Mariah Carey, the film has a brilliant cast namely Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton and newcomer Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe,
Winfrey's Harpo and Perry's 34th Street Films are coming in collaboration with Lionsgate for the distribution and promotion of the film.