Bokeem Woodbine, Raul Castillo Join Gabrielle Union and Jeremy Pope in The Inspection


Bokeem Woodbine and Raúl Castillo join Gabrielle Union and Jeremy Pope in The Inspection. The film comes from A24 and Gamechanger Films and is based on the life of filmmaker and photographer Elegance Bratton. Bratton wrote and will direct the film.

“Elegance brings authenticity, heart and a fresh perspective to this compelling autobiographical story and we are thrilled to have Jeremy Pope and Gabrielle Union on board to bring it to life,” Brown said Monday. “I’ve long admired the excellent work of our partners at A24 and it’s exciting for Gamechanger to partner with a company that is equally committed to bringing diverse and captivating stories to the forefront of entertainment.”

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Plot details on the film are scarce. What we do know is that Pope will play a young gay man who enlists in the Marines. Union will play his mother whose approval he is desperate to win.

Dear White People producer Effie T. Brown will produce and co-finance on behalf of Gamechanger Films, with A24 also co-financing. Chester Algernal will produce via their Freedom Principle shingle.

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The Inspection is set to begin production this summer.

Up next, Woodbine is starring in Ghostbusters: Afterlife and in the new live-action Halo series for Paramount+. Castillo recently starred in Netflix’s Army of the Dead and Wrath of Man. Up next he will star in Mother/Android on Hulu and Netflix’s Night Teeth.

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