EXCLUSIVE: Secrets And Lies star Natalie Martinez rounds out the cast of Message From The King, a revenge thriller from director Fabrice Du Welz. Chadwick Boseman stars as Jacob, a South African who descends into the Los Angeles underworld in an attempt to avenge his younger sister’s death and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he’s been sold. Martinez will play Trish, the former neighbor of Jacob’s missing sister Bianca who he recruits to help find the woman’s murderer. Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans and Alfred Molina also star. The Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell are producing with Rumble Films’ David Lancaster. Boseman is among the exec producers on the film, which starting filming this month in Los Angeles.
Martinez plays Jess Murphy on ABC’s midseason Sunday drama Secrets And Lies, and her other recent credits include multiple episodes of Under The Dome, CSI: NY and Detroit 1-8-7. Repped by WME and Atlas Artists, she next will be seen in the Focus Feature summer pic Self/Less starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley.