2014 – Beyond the Lights

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Written by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Produced by: Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Ryan Kavanaugh
Production year: 2014
Original release: November 14, 2014
Running time: 1 Hour, 56 Minutes
Other cast: Nate Parker, Minnie Driver
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Though she’s been groomed for stardom all her life by an overbearing mother (Minnie Driver), singer Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is having trouble dealing with her success. Feeling unable to cope any longer, Noni tries to kill herself, but luckily Kaz (Nate Parker), the police officer assigned to be her bodyguard, thwarts her suicide attempt. Noni and Kaz feel an instant attraction, but those in their orbit oppose the romance for fear the pair will stray from the course planned out for both of them.