Terrence Howard is set to star in the upcoming drama “Rogue.” The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news early Thursday morning.
According to the outlet, the film is based on true events involving one of the largest manhunts in American history. The outlet goes on to describe the film as thus:
Written and to be directed by Mark F. Kindred, “Rogue” follows an ex-cop gone rogue (Howard) who wages war on the institutional forces that wronged him, resulting in a massive manhunt.
Howard is perhaps best known for his role as Lucious Lyon on Fox’s smash hit “Empire.” The show was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama at the Golden Globes last year. However, it was star Taraji P. Henson that ultimately pulled out a win for the show.
He also had a small stint as Sheriff Pope on “Wayward Pines.” The show follows a Secret Service agent who goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town.
Howard was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Hustle and Flow.”
His other screen credits include films such as “Prisoners” and “St. Vincent.”
He stars next in “The Best Man Wedding” and “Cardboard Boxer” with Thomas Haden Church. That film, out Friday, tells the story of a homeless man who is recruited by a bunch of rich kids to fight other impoverished people.
Kindred is a Sundance Institute fellow, and “Rogue” is his feature directorial debut.
The project was developed at the 2015 Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing labs. Kindred’s previous credits include several shorts: “America,” “Psycho Killer Reflections on God,” “White,” and “Richard and Tiffany Go Shopping.”
Stay tuned for more updates on “Rogue.”