Cory Hardrict (@coryhardrict)– Destined for Greatness!

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Cory Hardrict silently dominated the 2016 independent film festival circuit with his film, “Destined”.

In addition to playing dual roles in the film, Hardrict also served as executive producer. Initially, Hardrict was producing the film and not starring in it, but the director felt like he was the perfect fit for the leading man. Destined follows two separate paths a young man takes after he comes to the fork in the road of life. The film is about choices and how consequences to actions can result in a lifetime of differences. “One character is an architect—sometimes in that world you have other people that make decisions for you. He is dealing with gentrification which results in  him making a decision for an entire
community. The parallel character is a drug Lord desperately trying to save his son. It’s a real life thing two paths and parallels,” Hardrict explains. “Destined” quickly became the project to beat, garnering eight awards at twelve festivals throughout 2016. “I knew from what we shot the work was great. After you shoot it and put it together, the rest is in God’s hands. The success has been a blessing, but the mission is to get it to the world,” Hardrict shares.

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Hardrict enjoyed a number of films released last year, including most recently “Spectral” an action thriller purchased by Netflix, but much like the message in his film “Destined”, Hardrict is both strategic and selective with his career. His brooding yet unforgettable presence along with his selective-ness when choosing roles are just a few of the reasons Hardrict has been compared to the legendary Denzel Washington. When asked about the constant comparison, Hardrict is humbled. “Denzel is a living legend, so I just shake my head. He is like a God, he is the best actor on the planet. I got a lot of work to do before I could come anywhere close to that. He has a lot of strength and power. He’s been consistent. Antoine Fuqua was the first person to say I reminded him of a young Denzel. It made me want to step my game up, those are heavy words.” Besides his on camera likeness to Denzel, Hardrict is also an outspoken family man, attributing his success to the title of fatherhood he enjoys with wife Tia Mowry. “Becoming a husband and father made my heart open up more because I love my wife and son to death. It’s been fun, nothing but joy. It’s made me a better man and better actor.”

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict (@TiaMowry) Tells It All! Beef w/ Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) & “Sister, Sister” Reboot!

One thing Tia Mowry-Hardrict has been happy with is her marriage! She and her husband, Cory Hardrict, have been married for years now and have a son, Cree. So when haters have something to say about the “close relationship” her husband and Keke Palmer have she has nothing but a quick dismissal for them. Rumors have been swirling that Keke and Cory have something going on after she stated she has a crush on the actor.Some sites report that Tia feels her crush, even if playful, is “not cute.” Well Tia is setting the record straight that there is no beef between she and Keke and that the picture circulating of her allegedly confronting Palmer was taken out of context.  “All of that is so not true. The whole situation was taken out of context. What’s really disappointing is there was a picture of I guess Keke and I put on some other website…I’m not going to give them any credit…but it was me grabbing her hand. But what’s so disgusting is that we were both uplifting each other at that time.” However, her Sister, Sister news is really what has our attention!

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The Trailer for “Brotherly Love” (@BrotherlyLove15) featuring Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) and Quincy Brown (@Quincy) is Here!

Queen Latifah’s latest movie in her Flavor Unit media company, “Brotherly Love” has finally gotten the green light and is set to hit theaters next month. The trailer has also been made public and it is full of an all-star cast including some of today’s hottest in young black talent, Keke Palmer, Quincy Brown, Cory Hardrict, singer Macy Gray, Logan Browning, Romeo Miller, Malik Yoba and more!

According the the movie’s synopsis we can expect heavy drama in this Philly based film:

Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia’s famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame. His older brother June who had basketball dreams of his own, but after the death of their father he resorted to the allure of the streets to fill the financial void in the home. Finally, their sister Jackie the princess of the bunch who has strong ambitions to pursue a musical career, but is suddenly side tracked by an unexpected encounter with teenage love. This story takes place in a city where the life expectancy of a black male is twenty-five years of age. A city that had over four hundred murders last year alone, and where the unemployment rate is at an all time high. This story is painted with a kaleidoscope of music, sports, and characters that will bring the last two generation closer together by allowing them to see the inner lives of our youths in the journey of Brotherly Love.

Brotherly Love is set to hit theaters April 24th!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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