‘Buzz’-Worthy: ‘Secret Life of Bees’ Trailer Surfaces

The trailer for the film The Secret Life of Bees surfaced recently, and after much (wait for it...) "buzz"--which has included major props at various film festivals--director Gina Prince-Bythewood is ready to unveil her adaptation of the Sue Monk Kidd bestselling novel. Set in South Carolina in the 1960s, the film stars Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens, a 14-year-old who runs away from home with her caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) in search of her mother's hometown. Their journey leads them to the Boatwright farm, home of beekeeping sisters May, June and August Boatwright (played by Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah, respectively). The film also stars Tristan Wilds ("Michael," The Wire) as the object of Lily's affection, and Nate Parker in yet another period piece, fresh from his great work in The Great Debaters. I don't know about anybody else, but I'll definitely be checking this out, if only to see if Alicia can hold her own with the Queen, and if Jenny can further "de-Effie" herself. Do you plan on checking it out? Peep the trailer below and let us know.

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7 Responses

  1. I will definitely check this out when it hits the theaters! And Tristan Wilds as an added bonus........yes!

  2. Looks inspiring to say the least. If it's not too cliched in its execution, could even net some Oscar consideration for members of the cast. With the fall release of the latest Will Smith Oscar-baiting vehicle and Jamie Foxx's new upcoming film, this may amount to another strong year representing at the Academy.

  3. Now i have to re-read the book...drats...

  4. Looks Good! I'd go see it.

  5. Just finished the book last week and loved it!!!
    I've been searching for a movie trailer ever since and darnit it to hell, for being on a comp with no sound at the moment. 🙁
    I'm excited about the movie. I'm hoping I wont have to give it the side eye, which usually happens when movies are adapted from books.

  6. I want to see this. I love Sophie Okenedo. Dig Alicia's little afro too.

  7. the director made 'love and basketball' and 'disappearing acts'. needless to say ms bythewood is a very talented filmmaker.


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