Rosario Dawson Cast As Donna Hylton In A Little Piece Of Light
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief actress Rosario Dawson is slated to headline A Little Piece of Light as activist Donna Hylton.
Telling the story of the famed women’s rights advocate, the film is to be directed and written by female talent in order to keep in line with its message of self-empowerment:
Growing up in Jamaica, Hylton’s mother first sold her to an American couple in New York. She was 7 years old. Thinking that she was going to Disneyland, she ended up in a very different reality: Hylton would find out that her adoptive father was a pedophile. To get away from him, she would hide in the closet, and when she saw a little piece of light coming through the room, she knew he was on his way to get her.
Hylton, whose beauty became her curse in a life of sexual abuse, was later arrested at age 19 when she was a high school track star as a result of her participation in the kidnapping and murder of a Rikers Island real estate agent. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison and was put in solitary confinement where she, once again, would see that little piece of light.
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