Indie Icons: Octavia Spencer and the Cast of 'Fruitvale Station' Discuss the Film Fest Favorite (Video)

7:52 PM PST 07/10/2013 by Jonathan Crow

Rising star Michael B. Jordan, writer/director Ryan Coogler and Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer talk about turning this gritty tale into a critically acclaimed indie-flick.

Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, writer/director Ryan Coogler and fresh face Melonie Diaz talk about their experiences making the Sundance breakout movie Fruitvale Station, a moving, gritty tale about a young man trying to escape his fate.

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Jordan reveals that he cried when he first read the script, while Spencer tells The Hollywood Reporter that she believed in the project so much that she coughed up some of her own money to complete it.

 

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