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Cuba Gooding Jr. to Star as Ben Carson in TV Movie

About the TNT Original Movie

See the movie’s web site with details here

A frustrated young boy with problems in school overcomes the obstacles in his life to become a world- renowned neurosurgeon in this uplifting and inspirational JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION® starring Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and two-time NAACP Image Award winner Kimberly Elise (The Great Debaters, The Manchurian Candidate).

The movie is based on the true story of Dr. Ben Carson, whose lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The movie premieres Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT.


The inspiring story of Dr. Ben Carson takes readers into the life of an inner-city youngster who rose above his circumstances to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Gifted Hands by Ben Carson, M.D. and Cecil Murphey, which originally released in 1990, is the story of Ben Carson, who overcame seemingly
insurmountable odds: a broken home, poverty, limited opportunity, and scholastic and behavioral problems. It chronicles the transformation of an angry inner city boy, growing up in Detroit with a violent temper, into a medical genius renowned for his unique surgical skills, innovative medical procedures, and a mild bedside manner.

Carson shares the inspiration behind a strong will to reach his potential in life, both personally and professionally. He says his mother “was the earliest, strongest and most impacting force in my life.” He also tells of his faith in God, which guides him through complex and delicate surgeries. “Never get too big for God. Never drop God out of your life,” Carson said.