The novel was adapted into a classic 1995 film of the same title, starring Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.
The actor has opened up about raising his three daughters and one son.
The actor's involvement with the film adds to his list of production credits.
Encouragement from Forest Whitaker and LeVar Burton helped him nail the scene in the end.
Leaving Istanbul, with the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit now behind us, I remain optimistic in humanity's shared future. But impact cannot be measured by what was said in Istanbul; it is what we do next that matters.