Update: Marz Lovejoy Lands First Feature Film Role in Movie Starring Common, Danny Glover, Meagan Good, Michael K.

Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:12pm EDT

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  NEW YORK, NY, Apr 21 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Marz Lovejoy isn't your typical 19-year-old. While her debut EP, "This
Little Light Of Mine," out now on iHipHop Distribution, continues to
garner critical praise, Marz has landed her first feature film role in
first-time director Sheldon Candis' "L.U.V." In the film, Marz Lovejoy
shares the screen with Common, Michael K. Williams, and Meagan Good, as
well as acting great Danny Glover. "I'm thrilled by the opportunity of
this role," said the Los Angeles native. "I'm taking it all in with a
humble approach; just feeling really blessed." According to Variety, the
film tells the day-long story of a shy 13-year-old boy named Woody, who
in search of his family, finds companionship with his troubled ex-con
uncle, played by Common. "Vincent is a uniquely conflicted character,"
said Common. "I found an appeal in his desire to move past his failures
and onto the right track, and the challenges that presents." Filming for
"L.U.V." is currently underway in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Marz has played numerous shows across the country since the release of
"This Little Light Of Mine," which OkayPlayer.com described as "an
excellent debut... as she has the ability to craft catchy hooks to make
some noise in the mainstream crowd, and she has the lyrical prowess to
hang with the best of the underground." In March, she made her SXSW
debut, performing alongside Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan, and Yelawolf,
among others. New York Times writer John Pareles heralded Marz as "Among
the best I heard" during the week-long music festival. In addition, the
music video for Marz's single, "Love Bullet Gun," is currently in airing
on MTVu. Marz Lovejoy's "This Little Light Of Mine" is currently
available on iTunes.

    "Marz Lovejoy is a natural talent and makes a great addition to the
cast," says Hollywood producer Gordon Bijelonic. "L.U.V." is a
co-production of FilmForward Independent, Bijelonic/Turner Films and
Stony Island Films. Producers are Jason M. Berman (Seven Days in Utopia),
Gordon Bijelonic (Another Happy Day), Michael Jenson, Joel Newton, Datari
Turner (Video Girl), Common and Derek Dudley. The film was cast by Mary
Vernieu, C.S.A. and Lindsay Graham. Eric Christensen at HSI has come on
board to handle foreign sales.

    For more information on Marz Lovejoy, please visit www.marzlovejoy.com,
www.facebook.com/TheRealMarzLovejoy, www.twitter.com/marzlovejoy, and
www.iHipHopDistribution.com.

    

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