Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Official First Look Images from Detroit-Set indie drama ‘Wolf Who Cried Boy’ Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis First Look at CBS' 'Rush Hour' Series + Official Synopsis 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Danny Glover Will Serve Up Hard Life Lessons as an Ex-Con Short-Order Cook in 'Waffle Street' (Video)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 5, 2014 at 6:19PM

The riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams' 2010 memoir of the same name, which chronicles the financier's foray into the food industry.
3
Danny Glover

Danny Glover co-stars in the upcoming feature film, "Waffle Street" - a dramedy that tells the story of James Adams (played by James Lafferty), a VP of a $30 billion hedge fund who lost his job in the recent market crash and wound up working as a waiter in a waffle shop. Amid the greasy madness of the 24-hour diner, Adams befriends ex-con grill master Edward Collins (played by Glover), who serves up hard life lessons.

The riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams' 2010 memoir of the same name, which chronicles the financier's foray into the food industry. After being laid off at the hedge fund where he worked, and further jaded by his culpability in the crisis, Adams chose to work at a popular 24-hour diner where he claims "most of his financial knowledge has been gleaned." His story is of the redemption and unlikely friendship found under the tutelage of Glover's character Edward, known as the best short-order cook in town.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to have Danny Glover co-leading the cast," said real-life financier James Adams. "He's a wonderful actor and perfectly suited for the role of Edward Collins, my restaurant mentor. I look forward to seeing his tremendous range on display as the story makes alternately comedic and serious examinations of the struggle to learn an honest living."

Screenwriter Autumn McAlpin optioned the memoir and is producing along with John J. Kelly ("Divergent," "127 Hours," "Warrior") and Brad Johnson ("Friend Request," "Dawn of the Dragon Slayer"). Brothers Eshom and Ian Nelms, who penned the script along with McAlpin, are directing. This will be the Nelms brothers' follow-up to their 2013 award-winning film "Lost on Purpose," starring Jane Kaczmarek, C. Thomas Howell and Octavia Spencer.

Production has begun on "Waffle Street" in Lehi, Utah, where the One Man Band Diner has been transformed into the (fictitious) "Papa's Chicken and Waffles," the primary set piece for story.

Watch a local report on the production below:

This article is related to: Danny Glover


Shadow & ActNewsletter