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Jeffrey Wright news
Wright to star with Zoe Saldana in Jerry LaMothe's film, Blackout.

June 29, 2006

Jeffrey Wright will join Zoe Saldana in director/writer Jerry LaMothe's film, Blackout. The film tracks the chain of events that unfolds in a forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood during the 2003 blackout. Jeffrey plays "Nelson" the owner and pillar of the local barbershop. Zoe plays "Claudine" an ambitious writer for "uptown" magazine. Other notable actors, such as film maverick and icon, Melvin Van Peebles, Latanya Richardson, Anthony Chisholm, Saul Rubinek, Jamie Hector (of HBO's The Wire), and Sean Blakemore, have signed on as well. Producer is Judith Aidoo of Caswell Communications, Inc., in association with the Uptown Movie Network. Lamothe will also serve as producer via his Tru Life Films banner. In 2003, Lamothe produced, wrote, directed and starred in the independent film, “Amour Infinity”. Aidoo is an Associate Producer of the Tony award winning hit Broadway play, Sarah Jones' Bridge and Tunnel. Shooting began this month in Brooklyn, New York.




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