Lynn Whitfield

Michael Jai White and Lynn Whitfield have signed on to star in the GMC original TV movie titled Somebody's Child

Whitfield and White play a terminally ill mother and her son, who let an ex-con into their lives. Byron Minns (as the ex-con), Nadine Ellis and Clifton Powell round out the cast.

The script, penned by Siddeeqah Powell, was a finalist in the 2011 American Black Film Festival's GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition.

Production has begun on the film in Wilmington, NC, with Gary Wheeler directing, with an August premiere planned.