Sterling K. Brown & Kerry Washington’s Shadow Force acquired by Lionsgate
Deadline has brought word that the upcoming action-thriller Shadow Force led by powerhouse stars Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Kerry Washington (Scandal) has been acquired by Lionsgate for distribution.
Written by Leon Chills, Shadow Force is being likened to the box office hit Mr. & Mrs. Smith, describing it as a fresh take on the 2005 action-comedy which starred award-winning actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Further details about the film’s plot are under wraps with different studios previously bidding for the film’s theatrical rights, with Lionsgate in final talks as the winning bidder.
Washington along with Pilar Savone will produce the film through their Simpson Street banner. While Indian Meadows Productions’ Brown and Danielle Reardon will be producing along with Stephen “Dr” Love of Made with Love Media company.
Washington is best known for her roles as Olivia Pope in the political thriller series Scandal which earned her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She will next be seen in Netflix’s film adaptation of the 2018 Broadway hit American Son.
Brown had won two Emmy Awards for his roles as Christopher Darden and Randall Pearson in the award-winning series’ American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and This Is Us, respectively. He will next be seen in A24′ forthcoming drama film Waves starring alongside Lucas Hedges and Alexa Demie.
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