When you hear that a football star has written and produced a movie, you’re probably not thinking it’s one you should run out and see. Well, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs might be the exception. With a fresh Super Bowl ring in hand, maybe an Oscar is next? Well, no, but his movie “The Coalition,” which Suggs financed and co-wrote, is actually pretty fun to watch.
His Team Sizzle films with director Monica Mingo at the helm mines the same territory of the BET show “The Game” – the world of pro athletes that Suggs knows well. “The Coalition,” which has been on the black festival circuit from The American Black Film Festival in Miami last year to the recent Pan-African Film Festival, is about four girlfriends who decide to get their revenge on the four guys whose bad relationship behavior has impacted them.
NBA player Prime Alexander is the center of the story. He’s dating Autumn, but decides to end that relationship in a particularly callous way to take up with another woman, Skylar. Skylar is new to the pro athlete dating scene which puts her at a disadvantage. When she gets clued in by Autumn and her more experienced friends, she too, wants some payback.
Aside from proving that pro athletes can be serious about aspirations outside of football, “The Coalition” gives opportunities to a group of young actors who might have trouble finding work elsewhere. Familiar names like Jackee, singer/actress/reality star Adrienne Bailon and Denyce Lawton are also in the movie, but it’s the newcomers like Eddie Goines who plays Alexander and Ingrid Clay who plays Autumn who really shine in the movie. You may remember Goines from Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy” video.
The actor makes his lead debut in “The Coalition” but has also done commercial for Dockers, Coors and Nike. He’s happy that “The Coalition,” has gotten a warm response thus far. Goines, a former pro football player himself says working with Suggs was a great experience.
“He was great,” Suggs told Blackfilm.com. “I’m blown away that he was able to even do something like a feature film on top of all of the great things he’s doing on the field. It’s really something to see him balance both lives and not just do them but do them at a high level. I mean this film has been very entertaining for people to watch and I just feel that it’s a heck of a first effort for him and Monica. They should have a bright future.”
“The Coalition” is out on Blu-Ray and DVD now. Watch the trailer below.
(Photo: Courtesy “The Coalition” Facebook page.)
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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