Samuel L. Jackson is attached to star in Unfinished Country, screenwriter Mark Wheaton’s Training Day-style thriller for Blue Star Pictures and Inferno Entertainment.
The Hollywood Reporter says Jackson plays Elton, the chief administrator of an overcrowded hospital located in the middle of South Africa’s violent Soweto ghettos. Elton’s methods of treating patients are put into question when a young U.S. medical student arrives to do his residency and the hospital gets caught in the crossfire of local gang warfare.
The fact-based Unfinished Country takes place in the largest hospital in the world, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The film will be shot on location in South Africa.