David Alan Grier joins Netflix comedy Coffee & Kareem
According to Deadline, David Alan Grier (In Living Color) has been tapped to join the cast of Coffee & Kareem, a new Netflix original film. He joins Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures) and Ed Helms (The Hangover trilogy) for the comedy.
In the project, Helms will portray a Detroit cop with Henson playing his girlfriend. Helms’ character will reluctantly team up with Henson’s 11-year-old son to clear his name and take down the city’s most ruthless criminal.
Grier is best known for his work in the sketch comedy show In Living Color starring alongside Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield, Tommy Davidson and Jamie Fox along with the Wayans family. His other notable film credits include: Amazon Women on the Moon, Jumanji, Little Man, Bewitched, The Big Sick and Native Son.
The film will also star Emmy nominee Betty Gilpin (Glow) and Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor (Meet the Blacks) along with RonReaco Lee (First Wives Club, Survivor’s Remorse), and up-and-comer Terrence Little Gardenhigh (Speechless, Just Roll With It).
Michael Dowse (Stuber, Goon) will direct Coffee & Kareem from a script written by Shane McCarthy, which was featured on the 2014 Blacklist. Helms and Mike Falbo will produce through their Pacific Electric Picture Co. banner. Executive producers include Sanford Nelson, Jordon Foss, Linden Nelson, and Don Foss.