"Mr. Church" tells the story of a unique friendship that develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook - Henry Joseph Church. What begins as a six month arrangement instead spans fifteen years, and creates a family bond that lasts forever.
When Bill Condon was still attached as director, Chris Rock was under consideration for the lead role. Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee, an animal rights activist, was against casting Rock after she was offended by a Michael Vick dog fighting joke he made on TV. See more »