David Oyelowo Joins Jacob Estes’ Blumhouse film Only You
Blumhouse is gearing up for its newest film Only You from writer Jacob Estes, who will both write and direct the project. Deadline is reporting that Selma star David Oyelowo has just been cast in the film. Though there is little information about Only You yet, it’s being called a thriller involving time travel.
Jason Blum from Blumhouse will produce Only You. Executive producing are Oyelowo, Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno and Jay Martin. Blumhouse has had major successes in recent days with Get Out, which is the second-highest grossing horror film of all time after 1973’s The Exorcist. M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is another recent success for Blumhouse.
Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo is known for playing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma and appearing in Nightingale, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and a Golden Globe for Best Actor, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, The Queen of Katwe and Jack Reacher. He’s also known for voicing the role of Agent Kallus in the animated series Star Wars Rebels, which was renewed for a fourth and final season, as announced at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. Oyelowo received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in Selma.
Estes is known for writing and directing the short Summoning, as well as the film Mean Creek, which won two Independent Spirit Awards and a Humanitas Prize. He’s also written The Details, starring Tobey Maguire, Laura Linney, Kerry Washington and Elizabeth Banks. He wrote the screenplay for Paramount Pictures’ Rings.
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