Ben Carson memoir to air on TNT

By: Adventist News Network Staff
Date: 02/06/09
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Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr will portray Dr. Benjamin S. Carson in a TNT Original television movie, "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," the cable network said. The movie will air on TNT February 7.

Kimberly Elise, two-time NAACP Image Award winner, portrays Sonya Carson, Ben's mother, and Aunjanue Ellis appears as Carson's wife, Cindy.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr., left, will portray Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, right, a neurosurgeon and member of Spencerville Adventist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a film version of his autobiography. The story will air on the TNT cable network February 7. [photo courtesy TNT]

"Gifted Hands is more than just an inspirational tale of overcoming seemingly impossible odds to succeed," TNT senior vice president Michael Wright said in a statement. "It's that rare story of finding something deeper and more meaningful in life, while facing the challenges of the world with faith, hope and courage."

The movie is based on Carson's memoir, and will trace his journey from frustrated inner-city kid to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Carson received the Medal of Freedom from former President George W. Bush in June 2008 for his work with neurological disorders and contributions to medicine.



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