EXCLUSIVE: Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) has signed on as the lead in the Sony Screen Gems body cam cop thriller Black And Blue (formally titled Exposure), which is being directed by Deon Taylor based on a screenplay from Peter A. Dowling.
The plot centers on a rookie cop (Harris) in New Orleans who witnesses corrupt officers murdering a drug dealer, an event that is captured by her body cam. When they then fail to execute her she escapes and is hunted throughout the night by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
Sean Sorensen of Royal Viking Entertainment is producing with Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group production shingle. Hidden Empire partner Roxanne Avent will serve as exec producer while Eric Paquette is overseeing the project for Screen Gems.
Harris has starred in tentpole films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre and most recently Warner Bros’ Rampage pic opposite Dwayne Johnson. She can be heard in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, the long-awaited Jungle Book take from Andy Serkis, which debuted last week on Netflix.
Harris is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment, Tavistock Wood, and Ziffren Brittenham.