Making his feature-film debut as actor and writer, Daniel Beaty stars as a reformed gang leader trying to make a better life for himself in Chapter & Verse, arriving on Digital HD May 30, 2017, and on DVD and On Demand June 13, 2017, from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Co-written and directed by Jamal Joseph (Knights of the South Bronx, Hughes’ Dream Harlem), the emotional drama also stars Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Justin Martin, and Selenis Leyva. Hailed as a “powerful movie” by The New York Times, the Chapter & Verse DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (Beaty) reenters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, and unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison, Lance is forced to take a job delivering for a food pantry. He befriends Ms. Maddy (Devine), a strong and spirited grandmother, and assumes responsibility for her 15-year-old grandson, Ty, a promising student who is pulled into a dangerous street gang. When gang members decide to punish Ty for disobeying the “law of the streets,” Lance risks sacrificing his “second chance” at freedom so that Ty can have a “first chance” at a better life.