Mo’Nique has signed on as the lead in a new independent action-adventure called “Mother Trucker.”
According to Variety, the movie is set during the Congressional impeachment hearings to remove President Richard Nixon from office before he resigned in 1974.
Mo’Nique will play a mother, struggling with anger management issues, who is forced to steal her suddenly deceased husband’s trucking haul to make a way to provide for her daughter. On their cross-country adventure, she discovers the truth behind her husband’s death and vents her rage upon his racist killers.
“I knew this was unique from the jump, because of the countless scripts we’ve read together, the only other time my husband said ‘this is special’ was for a little movie named ‘Precious,’” Mo’Nique said.
The film is conceived by former HBO executive producer, J. Oyer Tomas, who has directed, written, and produced commercial and short-form promotional content for some HBO series, including “The Sopranos” and “Game of Thrones.” This will be his feature film directorial debut.
“Never in my 30 years of being in entertainment have I seen a film with a badass black woman that has the balance of funny, drama, and action while addressing the challenges women of color face every day, like ‘Mother Trucker,’” Mo’Nique said.