Akeelah and the BeeDrama/Family
Box Office: $18.8M
PRINCIPAL CASTLaurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Eddie Steeples, Curtis Armstrong, Sahara Garey, Dalia Phillips, J.R. Villarreal, Sara Niemietz, Sean Michael, Tzi Ma, Erica Hubbard, George Hornedo, Lee Thompson Young
PRODUCERMichael Romersa, Daniel Llewelyn, Nancy Hult, Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERHelen Sugland, Michael Paseornek, Marc Butan, Mark Cuban, Todd Wagner
AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the inspirational story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood.
Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and, in turn, unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.