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Robert Townsend will host a showing of the film The Five Heartbeats on the 2016 Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford in celebration of the its 25th Anniversary.


He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the film’s documentary, his search for the next Gospel superstar and how cruisers will get a chance to audition for several upcoming projects.

“Time goes fast. I get to sip Mojitos somewhere in the Caribbean and watch The Five Heartbeats. I’ looking forward to it,” Townsend said.

Will the film’s cast be joining him on the ship?

“I’m trying to bring the whole cast with me. We’re just trying to coordinate the schedules.”

The Five Heartbeats little known secrets:

“Nobody wanted the movie initially. It took three years to get the movie made. My first choice was Denzel to play Eddie Kane.

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