Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sigourney Weaver is making the movie "Prayers for Bobby"

Leroy Aarons' 1995 book this is based on is poweful. The film is due to debut next February, with Weaver producing and acting the part of Bobby's mother, Mary Griffith.
"Sigourney Weaver's passion and dedication to this project are incredibly inspiring," says Tanya Lopez, Lifetime's head of original movies. "As both the star and co-producer of this movie, she wholly embodies the strength and perseverance of Mary Griffith."

Based on Leroy Aarons' book, "Prayers for Bobby" centers on Mary Griffith, a devout Presbyterian who raises her children in strict accordance with church teachings. But when her son Bobby confesses he might be gay, she won't accept it and instead urges him to pray more and seek out a "cure." Bobby obeys, but he also spirals into depression and eventually commits suicide.

The film will also chart Mary Griffith's reaching out to the gay community, where she finds unexpected support.
Sigourney Weaver Says 'Prayers' with Lifetime

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