Mo’Nique is getting back in front of the lens as it has now been reported by Variety that she is set to star in the upcoming indie-film, ‘Mother Trucker’. In the film, Mo’Nique is set to play a mother who ends up hunting down her husband’s killers.
The movie is written by J. Oyer Tomas, former HBO executive producer, and set during the Congressional impeachment hearings to remove President Richard Nixon from office. Nixon resigned in 1974. Mo’Nique will portray a mother, struggling with anger management issues, who is forced to steal her suddenly deceased husband’s trucking haul to provide for her daughter. On their cross-country adventure she discovers the truth behind her husband’s death and vents her rage upon his racist killers. Mo’Nique and Tomas met in 2014 on the set of “Bessie,” for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Ma Rainey. Mo’Nique is represented by manager Sidney Hicks and attorney Ricky Anderson. She was last seen in “Almost Christmas” and is currently working on a comedy special for Showtime to air next year.