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Feb 12th

Actress Desreta Jackson making a comeback in upcoming classic film

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desreta-jacksonheadpicActress Desreta Jackson, best known for her role as Young Celie in the 1985 Award-Winning film The Color Purple which featured celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover, has recently been cast as lead actress in the upcoming film "Along the Dirt Road."

"Along the Dirt Road" tells the story of a family that is torn apart by betrayal and abandonment and infidelity living in a small Louisiana town during the 1960s. The film, which is based on the bestselling novel Sweet Lavender by author Terry a O'Neal, has been described as an "influential classic story"—a cross between August Wilson's "Fences" and Langston Hughes' "Not Without Laughter."

Jackson says "I fell so in love with the script and the strength of her character Angela because it is one of those rare strong black women leads that Hollywood is missing; it inspired me into accepting the role and making a comeback into acting." I will be playing a mother in this film and my lovely daughter is played by 15-year-old Camryn Levert, the youngest daughter of the late R&B Grammy Award Winning singer Gerald Levert. "As a mother in real life I am very excited to breathe life into her character."

This film is currently in Pre-production. The story is set in Louisiana, where filming is expected to begin in March 2014.

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