*Queen Latifah and Common lead an all-star cast — featuring Paula Patton, Phylicia Rashad, Pam Grier, James Pickens Jr., Mehcad Brooks, Michael Landes and NBA Players: Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis, Bobby Simmons — in the new feel good movie du jour, Just Wright, written by Michael Elliot and directed by Sanaa Hamri.
All players sat court side at the New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 followed by a slam dunk party at the Empire Rooftop hosted by the movie’s producer Debra Martin Chase and distributor Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Just Wright is a romantic sports story about a sports trainer (Latifah) who finds herself falling in love with a professional basketball player (Common) while rehabilitating him from a career threatening injury. Things get heated up when her girlfriend (Patton) also has eyes for the hunky baller.
Basketball fans will enjoy the authenticity of the movie that centers on the exciting world of championship basketball with scenes as exciting as March madness. Just Wright is just what the doctor ordered. (Photos by Kyle J. Cassett and Ronnie Wright)
Audrey J. Bernard is an established chronicler of Black society and Urban happenings based in the New York City area.