Uzo Aduba, aka Crazy Eyes from popular TV show, Orange is the new black, has landed a role for her first feature film.
The film which is titled, Pearly Gates, is a musical comedy film from debut filmmaker Scott Ehrlich. It also features Scott Grimes, and Lainie Kazan.
Pearly Gates is based on a stage musical of the same name which follows Richard Whiner, a dying urologist who goes through the five stages of grief while trying to create his legacy (a senior living home called Pearly Gates) during his last three months of life.
It’s refreshing to see Uzo Aduba play a role that doesn’t involve her acting crazy.
The film premieres on April 26 at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.