Award winning actress Queen Latifah has signed on to star in inspirational true-life drama, Hope’s Wish.

The project adapts the non-fiction book by Stuart and Shelby Stout’s titled “Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True,” and revolves around the true story of Hope Stout, a 12-year-old girl who, when diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, set out on a mission to fund the wishes of all the other health-challenged children in her part of North Carolina.

Latifah will play Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois who worked with Stout to help raise the money.

Last year, Latifah appeared on the big-screen in the record breaking hit comedy Girls Trip alongside Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Regina Hall.  Over the years, Latifah has amassed an array of award nominations and wins alike, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO’s Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. She currently stars in the FOX Lee Daniels music drama, Star, and is set to star in the upcoming original Lifetime film Flint and will star in the upcoming Master P. biopic King of the South.



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