Mariah Carey is hitting the silver screen again (not in a Glitter sequel, thank god) in the film "Tennessee". The role originally slated to be played by Janet Jackson was granted to Mariah after Janet backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Pictured above from left: Mira Sorvino, Melora Walters, Mariah Carey from Wise Girls
Mariah will play a waitress who sets off with two brothers who must return to their childhood home in East Tennessee from New Mexico, to track down their abusive father when one of the brothers falls ill and needs a life saving bone marrow transplant from the man they ran from years ago. Directed by "Rhinoceros Eyes" director Aaron Woodley, Mariah was considered for the part after producer Lee Daniels (Monsters Ball) witnessed her acting skills in the film "Wise Girls", opposite Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. Damn right too!