BET’s “Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Crystal Renee Hayslett is getting ready to turn into a movie star and we love this for her!
The actress is set to Star in “Praise This” on Peacock alongside Chloe Bailey & Quavo. She will portray Natalie.
From the words of NBC, Peacock original movie Praise This will be a high-energy, praise-filled romp featuring singing, dancing, and performances from its star-studded cast. All that starts with making sure incredibly talented people are onscreen bringing the story to life.
“This tells the story of an up-and-coming musician whose ambition leads her to her cousin’s praise group in Atlanta, where similar youth gospel performers are highly competitive and bursting with talent — the kind of talent you can’t fake. So, they didn’t.”
Official Synopsis: From director Tina Gordon, writer-director of Little and the writer of What Men Want and Drumline, Praise This follows aspiring musical superstar Sam (Five-time Grammy nominee Chloe Bailey; Grown-ish), a young woman driven, at almost any cost, to break into the music business. So, when her father (Philip Fornah; Better Call Saul), worried that Sam is associating with a dangerous crowd, moves them from Los Angeles to Atlanta to live with Sam’s sunny cousin, Jess (Anjelika Washington; Tall Girl franchise), Sam is … not happy.
But when Sam is forced to join her cousin’s struggling, underdog praise team in the lead-up to a national championship competition, she sees an opportunity to finally make her dreams come true. What she discovers, though, is that ambition can command a high price and that praise is not about glory, but gratitude.
The film also stars comedian Druski (House Party), Grammy nominated hip hop sensation Quavo (Atlanta), Grammy nominee Tristan Mack Wilds (The Wire), Birgundi Baker (The Chi), Loren Lott (Tag), Kiara Iman Heffner (Resentment), newcomer Ilario Grant, Crystal Hayslett (Sistas), Cocoa Brown (9-1-1), Vanessa Fraction (Barbershop 2: Back in Business) and Grammy nominated gospel stars Jekalyn Carr and Koryn Hawthorne.
We cannot wait to watch!