Detroit, MI: Gospel star Deitrick Haddon is premiering his debut film “Blessed & Cursed” in his native Detroit on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m at Lucky’s Southfield, 2533 W. 12 Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48034. Joining Haddon for the red carpet arrival and screening of the movie will be members of the cast such as Karen Clark Sheard, J Moss, Kierra Sheard, Loren Dean Harper, and gospel vocal trio 21:03‘s Jo’Rel Quinn. Haddon will also do an in-store appearance with members of the “Blessed & Cursed” cast earlier in the day. The event takes place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Walmart Store #4383, located at 5851 Mercury Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126.

A modern twist on the biblical tale of David and Saul, “Blessed & Cursed” (DVD in stores now) is a story of pain, deceit and triumph that depicts Dwight Hawkins’ (Deirtick Haddon) struggle to realize his God-given purpose. Dwight must choose between a family obligation and pursuing his own dreams of gospel music superstardom.  Given an incredible opportunity to become a psalmist at the city’s largest church, Dwight soon realizes that this new position is too good to be true as he gets caught up in a diabolical scheme of jealousy and betrayal orchestrated by the church’s deacon and fueled by the pastor himself. The screenplay is based on a story written by Haddon.

Aside from the aforementioned actors, the cast also includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, Drew Sidora, Damita Haddon, Mali Music, IROCC Williams, Rance Allen, and Dr. Bobby Jones. Haddon’s choir, Voices of Unity, is the star of the movie’s soundtrack. The lead single, “Judah (Let Me Hear You Praise),” has already broken through the Billboard Top 40 Hot Gospel Songs chart, paving the way for the twelve song CD, Blessed & Cursed (Tyscot Records). For more information visit:  or


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