Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Netflix’s Action Thriller “How It Ends”


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Oscar winner has signed on to star opposite Theo James in Netflix’s action thriller , it was announced Thursday by financier Sierra/Affinity.

The story follows a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country following a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem.

David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy) is directing from a script by Brooks McLaren. Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick and Patrick Newall are producing, while Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg will serve as executive .

Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions and is handling worldwide sales. Production will start next month in Winnipeg, Canada. Netflix acquired worldwide rights to How It Ends this past January.

Whitaker, who won an Oscar for The Last King of Scotland, was most recently seen in the Star Wars movie Rogue One as well as Best Picture nominee Arrival. He next stars in Marvel’s Black Panther and the Johnny Depp crime thriller LAbyrinth.

Whitaker is represented by and Partners.

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