It may not be an out and out Priyanka Chopra film, but ‘A Kid Like Jake‘ is very special for reasons more than one. Firstly, the film stars Homeland’s Claire Danes and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, both phenomenal actors in their own stride. The first trailer of the film is out and it showcases a heartwarming narrative of a married couple who find it hard to deal with the fact that their kid is ‘special’. Oscar Winning actress Octavia Spencer, plays Jake’s teacher. PeeCee is in the trailer, albeit only for a few seconds here and there, which is a huge disappointment for PeeCee fans.
The film is based on an off-Broadway play. The story revolves around parents coping with their son’s gender-expansive issue. The movie was first screened at the Sundance Festival, where it received positive reviews. A Kid Like Jake also stars Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd and Aasif Maa (who essays the role of Priyanka’s husband in the film). During an earlier interview with a tabloid, Priyanka spoke about her experience working on the film, ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and her other Hollywood film ‘Isn’t It Romantic?’, “The two movies that I just did, just one or two months before I start Quantico season 3. These two are quick films. I am very excited about the films, the whole project in itself. Please let me tell you right now, these are not some Priyanka Chopra movies, these are just very interesting parts which I have done in two really amazing films with some wonderful actors.” Meanwhile, take a look at the film’s trailer below :
Priyanka Chopra, got worldwide recognition through her international series, Quantico. Post that her first live action Hollywood film, Baywatch, failed to impress the critics and fans worldwide. Even though the film had Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in the lead, it tanked miserably at the Box Office. Well, let’s hope that her next two films make up for what Baywatch couldn’t do. A Kid Like Jake is scheduled to release on June 8.