Director Lee Daniels’ movie “Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire” opened last weekend to record breaking box office. The movie has already won the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Toronto People’s Choice Award (the only film to have ever won both awards).
The story behind the making of the film “Precious” is almost as compelling as the movie itself: Watching this recent interview with Sapphire and find out more about the background story of how Sapphire worked closely with Daniels to help adapt PUSH into “Precious”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5gbFecRFw.
“Precious” is based on the #1 best-selling novel PUSH by Sapphire, which follows Precious Jones who at 16-years old and already pregnant with her second child, meets a determined and highly devoted teacher who takes her on a journey of transformation and redemption.
“Precious” is now playing is currently playing in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. The movie opens tomorrow in Philadelphia, Washington, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco.
For more information, including interviews with “Precious” executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, and director Lee Daniels please visit: http://www.randomhouse.com/vintage/screen/featured.html.