Screen Gems Begins Production on The Perfect Guy


Principal photography has started today on Screen Gems’ new thriller The Perfect Guy, starring Sanaa Lathan (The Best Man Holiday), Michael Ealy (Think Like a Man,About Last Night) and Morris Chestnut (Think Like a Man, The Best Man Holiday). The film, directed by David M. Rosenthal (A Single Shot, Janie Jones) also stars Charles S. Dutton (“Longmire”), Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”) and Kathryn Morris (“Cold Case”).

In the film, Leah Vaughn (Lathan) appears to have the ideal life. She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave (Morris Chestnut), her longterm boyfriend loves her. And yet, at 36, she’s ready to move to the next phase. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. Dave is not so sure. A bit commitment phobic, his misgivings lead to a painful break up.

Enter Carter Duncan (Ealy), a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah’s. Caring and solicitous of Leah and her family and friends, their relationship rapidly progresses. It seems Leah has met the perfect guy. But if it seems too good to be true…

Soon Carter’s protective nature morphs into something more sinister. It’s clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him.

The Perfect Guy is produced by Tommy Oliver, Darryl Taja, Nicole Rocklin and Wendy Rhoads. It will shoot on locations throughout Los Angeles.

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