The super-talented Chlöe Bailey is set to play the leading role in Peacock’s new youth choir comedy, “Praise This.”
Produced by Will Packer, the film is set in the world of competitive praise teams and has been compared to cult classics like Pitch Perfect, Sister Act II and The Fighting Temptations.
Baller Alert recently caught up with Bailey and the movie’s director Tina Gordan to discuss what fans can expect from the film.
“I’ve always been a fan of the Pitch Perfect series, thought I wanted to be in that space. It’s a place where I can combine my love for comedy and present a high drama, octane praise team,” said Gordon.
Chlöe shared, “I feel like this film was our generation’s version of Sister Act and things of that nature.”
The film’s star-studded cast also includes Quavo, Tristian Mack Wilds, Druski, and more.
“Building the cast had a lot to do with finding people in her [Chlöe’s] generation in a gospel space and then surrounding her with comedians,” said Gordon.
Gospel singers Jekalyn Carr and Koryn Hawthorne were also strategic additions to the movie, bringing a youthful, gospel feel.
“There are so many incredible artists a part of this, and I couldn’t be happier.”
The film follows Chloe Bailey’s character Sam, a driven musician trying to break into the music industry. Her father worries about her getting involved with the wrong crowd and moves her to Atlanta to live with her cousin. She joins her cousin’s praise team as they head to the national championship competition, and uses the opportunity to make her dreams finally come true.
“Praise This” will be available only on Peacock on April 7th.
See the trailer below.