Black and Blue: Naomie Harris to lead cop thriller
Harris is best known for her roles in the award-winning movie Moonlight — which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination in 2017 — Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, 28 Days Later, Skyfall, Spectre, Southpaw, and Rampage. She also voices Nisha in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle that is currently streaming on Netflix. Harris will be reprising her role as Eve Moneypenny in Bond 25, starring alongside Daniel Craig.
Black and Blue follows a rookie cop (Harris) in New Orleans who accidentally stumbles on some fellow officers murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by the body cam on her uniform. When they then fail to execute her she escapes and is hunted throughout the night by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
Black and Blue will be directed by Deon Taylor from a screenplay by Peter A. Dowling. Sean Sorensen will produce for Royal Viking Entertainment alongside Hidden Empire Film Group, Taylor’s own production company with partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. Avent will serve as executive producer while Eric Paquette oversees the project for Screen Gems.
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