Release dateNovember 2005 (2005-11) NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special CastJames Earl Jones, Joanna Cassidy, Douglas Spain, Keith Robinson, Monique Coleman Similar moviesJames Earl Jones appears in The Reading Room and Summers End
TaglineCome in. Sit down. Change your life.
the reading room a short horror film
The Reading Room is a 2005 television film that originally premiered on Hallmark Channel. It was directed by Georg Stanford Brown.
William Campbell (James Earl Jones) is a wealthy businessman who has just lost his wife. He decides to make good on a promise he made her by opening a free reading room in an inner-city neighborhood where he grew up. Despite his good intentions, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment, especially from local gang members and a preacher (Georg Stanford Brown) who questions Campbell's motives.
James Earl Jones as William Campbell
Georg Stanford Brown as Rahim
Joanna Cassidy as Diana Weston
Keith Robinson as Darrel
Douglas Spain as Javier
Monique Coleman as Leesha
Jessica Szohr as Dayva
Gabby Soleil as Majoli
Austin Marques as Edgar
Tim Reid as Douglas
Camie (2006) Won
Image Award (2006) Nominated for Outstanding TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special