After a outstanding comeback, Mariah Carey sets her eyes back on the bigscreen.
Mariah Carey will be staring in “Tennessee,” an indie drama that will be directed by Aaron Woodley (“Rhinoceros Eyes””Rhinoceros Eyes”) from a script by Russell Schaumberg. The film shoots in New Mexico and Tennessee this spring.
Mariah Carey will play a waitress who goes off with two brothers to find their estranged father. The plot is to get their father involved in saving their younger brother who has leukemia.
Lee Daniels got the idea to cast her after watching her Grammy-winning album “The Emancipation of Mimi” become the biggest selling disc of 2005 and viewing her work in 2002’s “WiseGirls.”
“I never saw ‘Glitter,’ but I liked her work in the other film. Since this character is interracial and struggles with alot of issues because of that, I thought she was perfect,” said Daniels, who also produced “The Woodsman” and made his directoring debut on the Helen Mirren-Cuba Gooding Jr. starrer “Shadowboxer.”