Forest Whitaker Boards Netflix’s How It Ends Movie

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Forest Whitaker is set to headline the How It Ends movie. The How It Ends movie is an apocalyptic thriller.

Forest Whitaker is set to join the cast of David M. Rosenthal’s How It Ends movie

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) is set to headline director David M. Rosenthal’s How It Ends movie. Scripted by Brooks McLaren, the How It Ends movie also stars Theo James (The Divergent Series) and centers on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem, and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.

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Earlier this year, Netflix acquired worldwide rights to How It Ends. Production is slated to begin next month in Winnipeg, Canada.

Whitaker was recently seen in a galaxy far, far away as part of the ensemble cast of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He played the part of militant extremist Saw Gerrera and even reprised the role for the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Next up, he’s paying a visit to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing the part of Zuri in director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Starring Captain America: Civil War‘s Chadwick Boseman in the title role, Black Panther hits theaters February 18, 2018.

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The How It Ends movie is being produced by Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall. Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions, and is handling worldwide sales and financing of the film. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are Executive Producers.

Does How It Ends sound like a project you’re going to want to check out? What do you think of the cast so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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