EXCLUSIVE: Alisha Wainwright, best known for starring in Freeform’s Shadowhunters series, is set to play opposite Justin Timberlake in Palmer, a drama which is being directed by Fisher Stevens.
The pic, which is based on a 2016 Blacklist script written by Cheryl Guerriero, hails from SK Global and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
It follows a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (Timberlake) who, after a stint in prison, returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. There, he faces not only lingering conflicts from his past but also a much more surprising challenge as he finds himself suddenly in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother.
Wainwright, who can currently be seen starring alongside Michael B Jordan in the Netflix series Raising Dion, will play Maggie Hayes, a school teacher who develops a relationship with Eddie.
Oscar-winning Green Book producer Charles B. Wessler is producing Palmer SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti, Charlie Corwin, Sidney Kimmel, and Daniel Nadler, who is also co-financing the project with SK.
Wainwright is repped by WME and Stone Genow.
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