Jesse Williams Joins Cast of Paramount’s Secret Headquarters

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Jesse Williams will star in Paramount Pictures’ high-concept family action movie Secret Headquarters, according to a recent report from Deadline. 

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Williams, who is most famously known for his role on the hit television series Grey’s Anatomy, will reportedly play the role of the villain for the upcoming film. Williams will join a cast that already includes some prominent names, including Owen Wilson, Michael Peña, Walker Scobell, Momona Tamada, Keith L. Williams, Abby James Witherspoon, and Kezii Curtis. 

Secret Headquarters is being described as a high-concept family action movie, centering around a kid who discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home and must defend it with his group of friends when villains attack.

The film will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who are best known for directing 2016’s techno-thriller Nerve, and last year’s superhero pic Project Power. Joost and Schulman are co-writing the current draft of the script along with Josh Koenigsberg, based on the story from an original screenplay by Thor: Ragnarok‘s Christopher Yost. Producers are Bruckheimer Films’ Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

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Principal photography for the film began in May 2021, with filming set to take place throughout the summer before reportedly being concluded in late August 2021. Secret Headquarters is currently targeting an August 12, 2022 release date.