Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is a gifted 11-year-old with an atypical talent: she has a knack for spelling. After an English professor discovers her acute abilities, he sets her on a path for glory that will hopefully take her to the National Spelling Bee. Along the way she must contend with competing students, her mentor's expectations and her mother's growing concern.
Starring Keke Palmer in her first breakout role, Akeelah and the Bee is a charming family film that shows anyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. Also starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, be sure not to miss the premiere of Akeelah and the Bee on Saturday, September 29 at 9P/8C!