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A Raisin In The Sun

A Raisin In The Sun (2008)

Sony Pictures
Directed by Kenny Leon
Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
Starring Sean Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, and Phylicia Rashad

An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Merv wrote the underscore and two, original songs for this powerful, filmed adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play.


  • This version of ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ was the first film made for television ever to be accepted into the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.


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