As published exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, Emmy Award nominee Dulé Hill (“The West Wing”) has been cast opposite BAFTA nominee Andrea Riseborough (“The Long Walk to Finchley”) in the upcoming supernatural thriller “Geechee.”
The plot synopsis for the film is as follows, as written by The Hollywood Reporter:
“Riseborough stars as Wren, a successful New York scientist who decides to leave the city with her son to start life over in the remote Sea Islands, off the Atlantic Coast, whose people are descendants of a centuries-old group of African slaves. “But soon her world starts to unravel as the souls of the subjugated begin to haunt her dreams and her waking life — until she is driven to the brink of horrifying insanity,” according to a plot summary.”
The film will mark the feature debut of Dubois Ashong who has written and directed the project. He previously had success with his short film “Where the Water Runs” which won numerous accolades around film festivals including Blackstar Film Festival and Newark International Film Festival.
AGC Studios are financing and producing the project, led by Stuart Ford. As reported, “AGC’s Glendon Palmer will produce, along with Ford. Jermaine Johnson and Luke Maxwell of 3 Arts Entertainment will serve as executive producers.”
Hill is best known for his television work, including an Emmy nomination for his performance in “The West Wing,” as well as two SAG award wins as part of the show’s ensemble. He also starred in eight seasons of the comedy “Psych” which had its own spin-off film, as well as roles in USA’s “Suits” and HBO’s “Ballers.”
Riseborough meanwhile has had a stellar film career in recent years, including roles in the Best Picture winning “Birdman” and starring alongside Emma Stone in “Battle of the Sexes.” She received a British Independent Film nomination for her performance in Armando Iannucci’s satire comedy “The Death of Stalin.”
Filming is expected to start very soon, but there is no release date planned as of yet.