Posted by | Cyrena Rose

A family’s struggle with addiction…

S&A shared the news of an upcoming feature film entitled 1982 back in May.  The project, being helmed by newcomer Tommy Oliver, is based on a true story.  The story is set in 1982 in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic.

The plot revolves around a black father (Hill Harper) whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction, and his efforts to protect his 10-year old daughter from having to experience life as the child of a drug addicted mother, while also trying to help her (the mother/his wife) become clean again.

The following is a list of credited cast:

  • Bokeem Woodbine plays Scoop
  • Sharon Leal plays Shanae Brown
  • Ruby Dee plays Rose Brown
  • LaLa Anthony plays Neecy
  • Hill Harper plays Tim Brown
  • Elise Neal plays Stacy

Production began last month and reality star LaLa Anthony and actor Hill Harper recently tweeted the photos below:

Hill Harper and LaLa Anthony

Director/producer Tommy Oliver and LaLa Anthony

Elise Neal, producer Tommy Oliver, Sharon Leal, Hill Harper and Chloe Flower

Hill Harper posted this photo of him with legendary actress Ruby Dee. He wrote: “I’M IN LOVE!!!!Final scene w/greatest actress in the world! Incomparable Ms. Ruby Dee #1982 movie!”

Stay tuned, as more information surfaces (movie trailer) RC will share it and as always, tell us what you think!