Sometimes the music can lift you higher than you’ve ever been. 

Five-time Grammy nominee Chloe Bailey, star of Grown-ish and half of the sibling musical duo Chlöe x Halle, stars in a new cinematic musical event set in the world of Atlanta’s competitive gospel youth choir praise teams.

From director Tina Gordon, writer-director of Little and the writer of What Men Wantand DrumlinePraise This follows aspiring musical superstar Sam (Chloe Bailey), a young woman driven, at almost any cost, to break into the music business. So, when her father (Philip Fornah; Richard JewelBetter Call Saul), worried that Sam is associating with a dangerous crowd, moves them from Los Angeles to Atlanta to live with Sam’s sunny cousin, Jess (Anjelika Washington; StargirlTall Girl franchise), Sam is …not happy. 

But when Sam is forced to join her cousin’s struggling, underdog praise team in the lead-up to a national championship competition, she sees an opportunity to finally make her dreams come true. What she discovers, though, is that ambition can command a high price and that praise is not about glory, but gratitude.  

The film also stars comedian Druski (House PartyThe Crew League), Grammy nominated hip hop sensation Quavo (Atlanta, The Crew League), Grammy nominee Tristan Mack Wilds (The Wire90210), Birgundi Baker (The ChiBlack Lightning), Loren Lott (TagThe Young and the Restless), Kiara Iman Heffner (Resentment), newcomer Ilario Grant, Crystal Hayslett (SistasZatima), Cocoa Brown (9-1-1Ted 2), Vanessa Fraction (Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessMann and Wife) and Grammy nominated gospel stars Jekalyn Carr and Koryn Hawthorne.

Praise This is produced by Will Packer p.g.a., whose films include Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, Breaking InStomp the YardLittle and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office; by Tim Story, blockbuster filmmaker of BarbershopShaft and the Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises; by Sharla Sumpter Bridgett (executive producer Wild HogsCoach Carter) and by James Lopez (BeastWhat Men Want). 

The story is by Brandon Broussard & Hudson Obayuwana & Jana Savage, the writing team collectively known as Murder Ink (#Reality High), and the screenplay is by Tina Gordon and Brandon Broussard & Hudson Obayuwana & Jana Savage. The film is executive produced by Preston Holmes (TillNight School) and Johanna Byer, executive vice president of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions.

Genre: ​​​Musical Comedy-Drama  

Starring:​Chloe Bailey, Druski, AnjelikaWashington, Quavo, Tristan Mack Wilds, Birgundi Baker, Crystal Hayslett, Loren Lott, Jekalyn Carr, Koryn Hawthorne 

Directed by:​Tina Gordon 

Screenplay by: ​Tina Gordon and Brandon Broussard & Hudson Obayuwana and Jana Salvage

Story by:​Brandon Broussard & Hudson Obayuwana & Jana Salvage 

Produced by:​​​Will Packer, Tim Story, Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, 

James Lopez

Executive Producers: ​Preston Holmes, Johanna Byer


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