The Secret Life of Bees premiered last night in LA.
The movie is based on the popular New York Times best selling novel by Sue Monk-Kidd and directed by "Love and Basketball" helmer Gina Prince-Bythewood.
The film is set in South Carolina in 1964 and stars Dakota Fanning as 14 year old Lily Owen who is neglected by her father and haunted by the memory of her mother.
Executive producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith attended the premiere along with cast members Queen Latifah,Jennifer Hudson,Dakota Fanning, Tristan Wilds and Nate Parker. The film stars Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo attended the movie premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Watch a special sneak preview clip from the film and Ebony Jet interview with the cast at the Toronto Film Festival. The Secret Life of Bees opens on October 17th.