Erika Alexander, Derek Luke Cast as Leads in American Refugee

Erika Alexander, Derek Luke Cast as Leads in American Refugee

Erika Alexander and Derek Luke are teaming back up with Blumhouse for its second television with Epix, entitled American Refugee. Sam Trammell, Peyton Jackson, Zamani Wilder, Jessi Case, and Vince Mattis are also cast.

American Refugee tells the story of a family seeking shelter in a neighbor’s bunker (Trammell), while the American economy is in collapse and the nation under martial law. There they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.

Other cast details are under wraps.

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Ali LeRoi is directing the film based on Allison & Nicolas Buckmelter’s script.

This is the second time Alexander and Luke teamed up with Blumhouse. Alexander, who has recently starred in Wu-Tang The American Saga and Black Lighting, starred in Blumhouse’s Get Out. 13 Reasons Why alum, Derek Luke starred in Blumhouse’s The Purge television series.

Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse and Lisa Bruce are executive producing.

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American Refugee is part of a slate deal between Blumhouse and MGM. Blumhouse is set to make eight television movies including A House on the Bayou.

Production is underway in New Orleans.

Originally read on Deadline.

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