EXCLUSIVE: Luke Cage star Mike Colter and Nafessa Williams, who plays Thunder in the DC Comics-based CW series Black Lightning, have joined star Naomie Harris in the cop thriller, Black And Blue, which hails from Sony’s Screen Gems. Deon Taylor is directing the film from a script by Peter A. Dowling.
It centers on a rookie New Orleans cop (Harris) who rounds the corner just as corrupt narc officers are murdering a drug dealer, an event captured by her body cam. When they then fail to execute her and she escapes, the narcs pin the murder on her, and she is hunted both by the narcs who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage and the drug dealers out for revenge.
Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, and Tyrese Gibson are also set to co-star.
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.
Mike Colter, whose forthcoming credits include Fox 2000’s The Impossible, Skin for A24, and Before You Know It, which is premiering at Sundance, is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment, WME, and attorney Scott Whitehead.
LINK Entertainment and ICM Partners reps Williams, who recurred on CBS’ Code Black, Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, and co-starred in the Netflix film Burning Sands.