EXCLUSIVE: Marcus Henderson, who appeared in Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy blockbuster Get Out from Blumhouse/Universal, has joined Alfre Woodard in Juanita, with The Wire director Clark Johnson attached to helm. Adam Beach, Ashlie Atkinson, Tsulan Cooper and Kat Smith also have been cast in the film adaptation of Sheila Williams’ novel Dancing on the Edge of the Roof.
The drama follows Juanita (Woodard) who is fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence and takes a Greyhound bus to Montana, where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.
Roderick Spencer wrote the screenplay, which is expected to begin production this month. Homegrown Pictures’ Stephanie Allain and Mel Jones are producing along with Mandalay’s Jason Michael Berman.
Henderson, who next will recur in John Singleton’s upcoming FX drama series Snowfall, is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.