Thursday, August 28, 2008


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cuba Gooding Jr. is going to be portraying neurologist Ben Carson in the TNT original movie "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story." The movie, which is based on Carson's book, will begin with him as a frustrated inner-city kid and will show his journey into becoming the director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins University Hospital.
Dr. Carson has such an inspiring story. If you don't know about this man, you should definitely buy or check out his book. In the book, he describes his rough childhood while growing up in Detroit and his feelings of abandoment when his father abruptly left the family. Carson's mother pushed him to succed and through all the bad he turned out pretty darn good. He was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which President Bush presented to him this past June.
Knowing that Cuba is a pretty great actor has me excited to check this movie out early next year when it airs.