Hilary Swank thriller Fatale adds Michael Ealy & Mike Colter
Variety reports that Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man, The Perfect Guy) and Mike Colter (Girls Trip, The Defenders) have joined the cast of Deon Taylor’s noir thriller Fatale which stars Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry).
Fatale revolves around a married man, portrayed by Ealy, who got scammed into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective, played by Swank. Colter will be portraying Ealy’s best friend and business partner. In addition to Ealy and Colter, Tyrin Turner has also been cast for a supporting role.
“In landing these two Mikes, Ealy and Colter, we have the great on-screen complement to Hilary Swank that we needed because this story absolutely requires it,” Taylor said. “Working with Michael (Ealy) on my last film, ‘The Intruder,’ allowed me to see and grasp the depth to which he can go for a performance – and I can attest to how impressive it is. I’ve wanted to work with Mike (Colter) for a long time so I’m glad we have the right project, at the right time, to bring him in!”
Taylor is directing as well as producing alongside his Hidden Empire Film Group partners Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith. The screenplay was written by David Loughery (Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed). Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti will reteam with Taylor as the director of photography for the feature.
The film is scheduled to start its filming on Monday in Los Angeles. Endeavor Content is handling the worldwide sales of the film while Avent will oversee the project for Hidden Empire Film, who is fully financing the film.
Taylor has a number of projects in the works, including the thriller The Intruder starring Michael Ealy, Dennis Quaid, and Meagan Good, The House Next Door, and Akuma. The director’s other film credits include Meet the Blacks and the intense sex trafficking thriller Traffik, which debuted in the top ten at the box office earlier this spring.
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