Last weekend, Lifetime premiered the Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney. Despite the overall mixed reviews and controversy surrounding the Angela Bassett-directed project, which starred Yaya DaCosta in nothing short of a breakout role and featured Deborah Cox’s mesmerizing vocals, Whitney proved to be a ratings boon for the network.
Tomorrow night, Lifetime is set to premier the original film, With This Ring, starring songstress Jill Scott, Regina Hall (Think Like a Man, About Last Night), rapper/actress Eve Jeffers-Cooper, and Brooklyn Sudano (My Wife and Kids). Based on the book The Vow by mybrownbaby.com creator Denene Millner, former Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Angela Burt-Murray, and Ebony Magazine Editor-in-Chief Mitzi Miller, With This Ring follows the story of three single women (Scott, Hall, and Jeffers-Cooper) who, after their friend’s (Sudano) wedding, make a pact to get married within a year.
With This Ring was adapted for the screen by Nzingha Stewart, and airs on Lifetime at 8PM EST Saturday, January 24.