|#1 Black Romance Author Brenda Jackson transforms best-selling novel “Truly Everlasting” into a romantic film|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:25|
Indie film starring Kenny Rogers and Mikki Marbra
Brenda Jackson is the best-selling African-American romance novelist of all time. She’s written dozens of books (some of them have hit the New York Times and USA Today best-sellers list) over the last decade and sold over three million copies of them. She’s now taken one of her most popular books and bankrolled the independent film, “Truly Everlasting.” It hit stores everywhere as a DVD on May 15th (Emtro/$19.95 List Price).
The film is based on Jackson’s best-selling 1998 novel, “Truly Everlasting.” In the story, a man named Trask and woman named Felecia who have hated each other since childhood are drawn together when Felecia’s son wishes for a father to spend Christmas with since his biological father is deceased. When Trask hears of Austin’s unique request from one of Felecia’s relatives, he volunteers to be Austin’s dad for the holidays. Against her better judgment, Felecia relents and allows Trask to act as Austin’s father. Forced to be around each other for the child’s sake, the adults fall in love and the story takes on a unique twist that includes a projected custody battle for Austin.
Jackson financed the six-figure film budget herself. The movie was directed by her son, Gerald Jackson, Jr., a Columbia University film graduate. The film stars Kenny Rogers as Trask and Mikki Mabra as Felecia. The movie also includes an original soundtrack produced by BraMaDa Productions. It features songs by Brian H., who was known as J-Rome on P. Diddy’s “Making the Band 4” MTV reality series, and Jamia Alesia. The soulful urban music CD hit stores on May 8, a week before the DVD’s release.
Known as the Diva of Romance, Jackson began reading romance novels to de-stress herself from her hectic job as an insurance executive and wondered why there were not more romance novels revolving around African-American people. At that point, she began to write romance stories. She’s now written over 80 romance novels that have sold over 3 million copies and made her the top in her field.
For more info on the film, visit www.trulyeverlasting.com.