Detroit-born gospel star and pastor Deitrick Haddon will chat online with fans and moviegoers Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 as he prepares for the release of Blessed & Cursed, a modern twist on the biblical tale of David and Saul.

Fans will speak with Haddon, a BET Awards nominee, about the major themes covered in the film, including integrity, betrayal and fornication. Haddon portrays Dwight Hawkins, a talented musician struggling to find his purpose on Earth. Dwight is forced to choose between family obligations and becoming a gospel superstar at a mega church, but soon realizes his new position is not a godsend. Dwight becomes entrapped in a cycle of jealousy and betrayal orchestrated by the church’s leaders.

The screenplay is based on a story written by Haddon and includes Sheryl Lee Ralph, Drew Sidora, Damita Haddon, Mali Music, IROCC Williams, Rance Allen, Karen Clark Sheard, J Moss, Kierra Sheard, Loren Dean Harper and gospel trio 21:03‘s Jo’Rel Quinn. The lead single, “Judah (Let Me Hear You Praise),” has already broken through the Billboard Top 40 Hot Gospel Songs chart and advances a 12- song CD, Blessed & Cursed.

The online chat sessions take place Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m., at For more information visit or