April 24, 2008
-- Torn between his craft and the streets that raised him, Eric follows his dreams to places he never imagined. While on the rise in the local Cleveland music scene, Eric meets another struggling young singer by the name of Gerald Levert. They make a pact: “whoever reaches the top first will pull the other up.” Several years later when Eric loses everything, he learns the true bonds of brotherhood when Gerald, now an internationally known R&B singer, reaches back to pull him up. Eric is given an opportunity of a lifetime, when Gerald puts him in a position to become a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame trio, The O’Jays. At the same time, Eric pays it forward as he struggles to save his own brother Mitchel from a life of total self destruction. Thus learning that being your brother’s keeper is never just a choice, but a chance to make good on life’s promises.
Principle photography is slated to begin summer 2008. Della Reese and Clifton Powell have been cast to portray Eric Nolan Grant’s grandmother and father and Eddie Levert will make a cameo appearance. Fastlane Pictures is currently in discussions with established actors to portray Eric. In addition, an open casting call will be held for the actor who will portray Gerald Levert in the motion picture.
Fastlane Pictures, an Atlanta based company, was established in 2006 by Writer/Producer Sanedria Potter to develop TV/Film projects, and has now partnered with Michelle Kuykendall and Tanya Sanchez, of B Boy Entertainment to develop quality film and television projects. B Boy Entertainment has been managing talent since 2003 and is the management company of Eric Nolan Grant. The life story of Eric Nolan Grant was written for the screen by Sanedria Potter.