BET Networks today announced the production of a new original movie Sacrifice, starring Paula Patton (Hitch, Precious).
Sacrifice takes place in Los Angeles following Daniella Hernandez, played by Patton, a highly sought after entertainment lawyer. The legal thriller tracks Daniella as she navigates the nefarious lives of her rich and famous clients. Daniella has a reputation that proves problematic to LA Law enforcement, forcing her to be at odds with her sorority sister turned nemesis District Attorney Beverly Rucker. In an attempt to protect her often unscrupulous clients, Daniella enlists the services of her resourceful assistant and a young ex-hacker and tech genius.
Sacrifice is executive produced, written, and directed by Chris Stokes. Marques Houston also serves as the film’s co-executive producer for Footage Films. Principal photography for Sacrifice took place in New Orleans and the film will premiere on BET’s new streaming service BET+ in 2020.
“I’m excited to be a part of the BET family and their newest endeavor BET+,” said Paula Patton.
“We are thrilled to have Paula and the talented ensemble cast join our first original film on BET+, as we continue to strengthen our commitment to quality storytelling while meeting our audience on all platforms,” said Connie Orlando, Head of Programming, BET Networks
“Sacrifice will give viewers a hot, steamy look into the life of a high powered entertainment attorney and how she handles the perils that come with working in the entertainment industry.” Said Chris Stokes, Footage Films. “Many people probably assume that entertainment attorneys only make deals and review paperwork, but there is so much more to what they have to do and what they must do in certain situations to get their job done. I believe the edginess and relevancy of the storyline will bring a fresh new breed of viewers to the network.”
The cast also includes: Erica Ash as Beverly Nicole Rucker; Juan Antonio as Dominiq Mayfield, aka Big Dom; V. Bozeman as Tamika Bland; Altonio Jackson as Steven Somwon; Nelson Bonilla as Miguel; Michael Toland as Arnold Lang; James Trevena Brown as Joshua Lang; Liliana Montenegro as Gabriella Hernandez; Marques Houston as Jason Pratt; and Josué Ramon Gutierrez as Oscar Baptiste.