Kimberly Elise will star in the UP Original Movie "Apple Mortgage Cake," the inspiring true story of Angela Logan who when faced with foreclosure, set a goal to bake 100 cakes in 10 days to save her home. "Apple Mortgage Cake" will make its world television premiere on UP in 2014.
The ensemble cast also includes Kevin Hanchard, Lamar Johnson, Stephan James, A.J. Saudin, Gemini Award winner Gabrielle Miller, Joanne Boland, Paul De La Rosa, Gemini Award winner Catherine Disher, Peter Williams, Siobhan Murphy, Barry Flatman, Darlene Cooke and Millie Davis. The real-life Angela Logan makes a cameo appearance.
A five-year-old Angela Logan (Millie Davis) is in her grandmother Nellie's (Darlene Cooke) kitchen in New Jersey learning how to make apple cake and discovering the joys of baking. Nellie tells Angela: "Cake makes people happy. One bowl, one mixer, and the right company, and you're set free for life."
Thirty-five years later, Angela (Kimberly Elise) is a single, working mom with three teenage boys, Marcus (A.J. Saudin), William, (Stephan James) and Nicolas (Lamar Johnson). She juggles various jobs and helps with employment counseling at the local Mission. While thrilled to be in the family home where she learned to bake, the house is falling apart, with sections deemed uninhabitable by inspectors after storm and flood damage.
"Apple Mortgage Cake is the inspirational, real-life story about how one good idea -- and a ton of apples, sugar, flour and butter -- can change a family's future for the better," said Barbara Fisher, SVP, original programming, UP. "We are thrilled to introduce viewers to Angela Logan and her family, who went from foreclosure to "overnight" success and her own prosperous apple cake bakery in Teaneck, New Jersey."