Deadline is reporting that Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, & Beau Knapp are set to join Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight,” “Skyfall”) in in director Deon Taylor‘s cop thriller “Black and Blue” for Screen Gems.
Written by Peter A. Dowling, the pic follows 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.
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.