Principal photography has wrapped and a final edit is forthcoming on singer-songwriter-producer-actor Deitrick Haddon’s second film, “A Beautiful Soul”. A follow up to the 2010 release, “Blessed & Cursed”, the film continues his amazing run of successes in 2011 and expands his reach as an actor and producer in the motion picture business.
Leading the “A Beautiful Soul” cast is Haddon as Andre Stephens. The film also stars Harry Lennix (“The Matrix”, “The Five Heartbeats”, “Barbershop 2”) as Jeff Freeze, Robert Ri’chard (“One on One”, “Coach Carter”, “The Matrix) as Chris Scott, Lesley Ann Brandt (“Spartacus”, “Diplomatic Immunity”) as Angela Berry, and Barry Floyd (“The Game”) as Terrance Wilson.
Directed by Jeff Byrd (“Seventeen Again”, “Soul Food The Series”, “Kings Ransom”, “Jasper TX), “A Beautiful Soul”, a contemporary twist on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, is the story of Andre Stephens (Haddon), an R&B superstar who has success, fame and fortune but spiritually has lost his way. The film follows Andre after his “perfect” life is shattered in a brutal attack that leaves he and his best friend CHRIS JOHNSON (Ri’chard) clinging to life. As he embarks on a spiritual journey that exists in a place that is neither on Earth nor in Heaven, Andre is forced to make a choice that could change his destiny forever.
Shot on location in Los Angeles, California, “A Beautiful Soul” was cast by Twinkie Byrd (“Jumping the Broom”, “Notorious”, “Stomp the Yard”) and features cameos by NBA Legend John Salley, R&B songstress Faith Evens and Bishop Noel Jones. The film will feature original music from Deitrick Haddon as well Kierra Sheard, and Faith Evans, among others.
Slated for release in Summer of 2012, “A Beautiful Soul” is a presentation of Tyscot Film + Entertainment, in association with Relevé Entertainment and Manhaddon Entertainment. The screenplay is written by Allison Elizabeth Brown and Deitrick Haddon. The film is being produced by Holly Carter, Felicia D. Henderson, and Dominique Telson. The executive producers are Leonard S. Scott, Bryant S. Scott, Jeff Byrd, and Deitrick Haddon.
Since the start of the year, Haddon has been on a career-defining run. He released the wildly successful album “Church On The Moon”, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album Charts and has remained a perennial top 10 charter, premiered the first of its kind music video trilogy, “Church on the Moon, Part 1”, world premiered his “Well Done” music video on BET’s “106 & Park” and has been nominated for a BET Award (Best Gospel). He recently announced his highly anticipated “Church on the Moon” tour, which will tour the country in the Fall.
A CD inspired by the motion picture A Beautiful Soul is set to hit the streets April 17th.