Rosie O'Donnell hopes to film again in Detroit

February 20, 2009 7:56:56 AM PST
Rosie O'Donnell says she hopes to film again in Detroit on the heels of her new Lifetime movie, "America," which was shot last year in the Motor City.

The nation's foster care system provides the backdrop for the movie, which premieres Feb. 28. O'Donnell says she's been so moved by Detroit's plight that she bought a Buick Enclave, made by Detroit-based General Motors Corp.

O'Donnell tells the Detroit Free Press by phone that "whatever movie we do next, we're going to do there."

Based on E.R. Frank's book, "America" centers on 17-year-old America, who's been in foster care since infancy. He's a patient of Dr. Maureen Brennan, played by O'Donnell.

Philip Johnson got the role of America after being spotted by O'Donnell at a Detroit restaurant.

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