Thomas Dexter Jakes (TD Jakes), (born June 9, 1957) is an African-American pastor, author and filmmaker. He is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a Nondenominational American megachurch. T. D. Jakes’ church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter’s Touch.
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Starring Blair Underwood (“LA Law,””The Event”), Sharon Leal (“Dreamgirls,””Why Did I Get Married?”), Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), and Nicole Beharie (“American Violet,”” Sins of the Mother”), “Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the Seventh Day” is the second project in T.D. Jakes’ eponymous “Woman Thou Art Loosed!” franchise. The film will be released on April 13, 2012 in select AMC independent™ locations nationwide.
Directed by Neema Barnette, an Emmy Award™ winning television director, “Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the Seventh Day” tells a story of secrets, lies and deception. In this dramatic thriller, shot on location in New Orleans, a husband (Underwood) and wife (Leal) find themselves in the midst of a crisis after their young daughter is kidnapped. The couple must race against time to find their child, who is believed to have been abducted by a serial killer that murders his victims ‘on the seventh day.’ During their desperate search, a series of deep, dark, damaging secrets unveil a troubling past, putting the marriage and their futures in jeopardy.
The number seven is very significant and metaphoric in the film, symbolizing completion and its special meanings throughout the Bible. Call it what you may, creation, revelation or luck, but all three definitions encompass the essence of the story Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day.
From renowned mogul and producer of the mega box office hit “Jumping The Broom”, T.D. Jakes presents the highly-anticipated next film in the Woman Thou Art Loosed film franchise. Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the Seventh Day, is a modern, dramatic thriller starring Golden Globe® Nominee* Blair Underwood (I Will Follow, TV’s “The Event”) and Sharon Leal (Why Did I Get Married Too?, This Christmas).
On The Seventh Day is a 2012 drama that unites action, love, suspense and faith all into one package. David (Underwood) and Kari (Leal) Ames seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Also starring Nicole Beharie (American Violet), Nicoye Banks (TV’s “Law & Order”), Emmy Award® Nominee** Pam Grier (Just Wright, TV’s “The L Word”) and Jaqueline Fleming (2012, Contraband; TV’s “Tremé”).
On the Seventh Day is the second film to be released under Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Woman Thou Art Loosed franchise. Straight off the release campaign of the very successful Box Office hit Jumping the Broom, Jakes is back as Executive Producer and writer on this dramatic sequel.
Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages. Through his nexus of charitable works, T.D. Jakes is known for extending a hand of help to the needy, heart of compassion to the hurting, and message of inspiration to the oppressed. Beyond the pulpit, Jakes ranks among the 25 Most Influential African-Americans, Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People and EBONY’s Power150.