*Just in time for Mother’s Day, TV One will pay honor to the special day with the premiere of the network original film For The Love Of Ruth on Saturday, May 9th at 8PM/ET.
The film is inspired by the Biblical story of Ruth that at its core, is a quintessential story of love, commitment and loyalty. Angie Stone appears in the film as Janice a kindhearted adviser at women’s shelter.
In addition to taking on an acting role for the film, the Grammy® nominated singer also lent her vocal talent with the debut of her new inspiring love song Dream.
“My new song Dream is about being in a relationship or place in life that feels so amazing, it almost doesn’t seem real. You are enjoying living so much, that you simply don’t want to wake up. There’s a line that says ‘whether I’m sleeping or wide awake. just let me dream’ It is my prayer that everyone gets to experience that feeling which is truly a blessing from God.” Said Angie Stone.
In the film Denise Boutté (Meet The Browns) stars as Ruth, an orphan who was in search of her place in a lonely world, until Naomi Marachond – played by Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) – enters her life and provides the guidance and warmth she’s been seeking. Rounding out the cast are James Pickens Jr. (Grey’s Anatomy) in the role of Stephen Marachond, Naomi’s sullen brother-in law and Gary Dourdan (CSI) as Braxton Marachond, damaged isolated cousin Ruth’s love interest.
For The Love of Ruth follows the journey of Ruth Sommerling (Boutté), who, orphaned as a child and currently residing in a women’s shelter has lived a life filled with pain and disappointment. In rapid succession, Ruth marries Nicholas Marachond, but a dreadful accident leaves her widowed. Refusing to abandon the new family ties she’s formed, Ruth develops a close bond with Naomi Marachond (Devine). As the matriarch of the Marachond family, Naomi introduces Ruth to the fullness that a life filled with faith and loyalty presents. However, Naomi’s brother-in-law Stephen (Pickens Jr.) discourages this connection and voices his suspicion of Ruth’s intentions. Ultimately, the love she desired all her life is found in Naomi’s reclusive cousin, Braxton (Dourdan) who despite objections from others showers Ruth with an outpouring of love and kindness.
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