Secret Lives of Bees opens October 17, 2008


Release: October 17, 2008

Written for the Screen and Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Based upon the novel by: Sue Monk Kidd

Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter,
Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Joe Pichirallo

Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Hilarie Burton and Paul Bettany

Author Sue Monk Kidd talks about watching the world she invented
come alive on the set of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES.

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, based on the New York Times best selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Burton).

To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Okonedo and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

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