Loretta Devine, who plays Saunders, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the role, competing with Halle Berry and Viola Davis. Jonathan McDaniel, best known as Raven’s boyfriend on the Disney series “That’s So Raven,” plays Xtra Keys, the film’s main character. He receives high praise from Townsend, who calls him “the next Brando or James Dean” of this new generation of actors.

But sadly, “In The Hive” is also Michael Clarke Duncan’s last film. Townsend says a scene from  the movie was played at his funeral.

“It broke my heart,” Townsend said. “”We showed one of the scenes of the movie at his funeral, because everyone was like we gotta show his final performance.”

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Robert Townsend Directs Michael Clarke Duncan’s Last Movie “In The Hive”  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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