First Look At Rose & Grier In THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAMBroadway/Hollywood notable and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose stars alongside frequent stage and screen presence David Alan Grier in the new Hallmark original film THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM, directed by Kenny Leon, and a first trailer and poster for the film have been released.

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM also stars Skai Jackson, LaTanya Richardson, Wood Harris, Bryce Jenkis, Pauletta Washington and Harrison Knight.

The cast and creatives discuss the project in the first featurette released for the film, which also contains copious footage from the project.

The official synopsis for THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM is as follows: "Set in the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit 'All American Family' made up of Daniel and Wilona Watson (Harris and Rose) and their three kids, 15 year-old juvenile delinquent Byron (Knight), nerdy 11 year-old Kenny (Jenkins) and eight year-old adorable sister Joetta (Jackson). When Byron's antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands (Richardson) no nonsense approach in Birmingham, Alabama. So the Watsons load up the 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber outfitted with a true tone Ultra-Glide turntable and head South with plenty of comedy en route. When they finally make it to Birmingham, they meet Grandma Sands and her friend, Mr. Robert (Grier), who show them around town, and the Watsons discover that life is very different there than in Flint - and not necessarily for the better. During that historic summer, the Watsons find themselves caught up in something far bigger than Byron's antics. Something that will change their lives and country forever."

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM airs on The Hallmark Channel on September 20.

View the first trailer/featurette for THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM below.

Photo Credits: The Hallmark Channel


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