Whitaker Sees from New ‘Vantage Point’

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Forest Whitaker has been relatively quiet over the past few years, but after good word of mouth on “The Shield” and a group of films on the way in the next two years we should have the actor/director’s name back on the tip of our tongues.

Whitaker has recently signed on to co-star in Vantage Point for Pete Travis and Columbia Pictures. He will be joining Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox and William Hurt in the thriller, which chronicles an attempt to assassinate the U.S. president in Madrid and is told from five points of view, unfolding in 15-minute increments. Whitaker will play an American tourist who captures video footage of the would-be assassin.

Whitaker recently finished filming a turn as Idi Amin in the upcoming drama The Last King of Scotland, he also wrapped work on Jieho Lee’s ensemble drama The Air I Breathe and is voicing a character in Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are currently expected to be released in 2008.