Driver plays Macy Jean, single mother of Noni, in this drama written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Macy Jean has Noni when she is 17 and begins grooming her for pop stardom almost immediately. Co-starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Prince-Bythewood on Driver:
People forget how good Minnie is. She’s a gift to this film. She came onboard a week before we went into production and it’s interesting because a lot of actors, and her character had a baby at 17, and she’s a mother, but they (producers) balked at the thought of her being Gugu’s mom. Minnie didn’t care. She just loved the part and she brought so much great stuff to it and so many unexpected things as well. They favor each other and in one scene, anyone can see that they are mother and daughter.