Lance Gross, Naturi Naughton Among 8 to Star in BET+ Courtroom Thriller Call Her King

Lance Gross, Naturi Naughton Among 8 to Star in BET+ Courtroom Thriller Call Her King

Lance Gross and Naturi Naughton are starring in the upcoming courtroom thriller, Call Her King, which has recently been picked up by BET+.

Directed by Wes Miller, Gross and Naughton will star alongside Jason Mitchell, Tobias Truvillion, Johnny Messner, Nicholas Turturro, Shiobann Amisial, and Garrett Hendricks.

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Call Her King centers on Judge Jaeda King (Naughton), who has just sentenced Sean Samuels (Mitchell) to death when the courthouse is hijacked by Samuels’ brother Gabriel, also known as Black Caesar (Gross). The Judge must then rely on her wits, strength and skill to find a way to end the standoff, save the hostages and fight her way out.

The original thriller will premiere on BET+, July 6.

“I am honored to have ‘Call Her King’ join the BET+ family. Their dedication to providing stories to the culture and for the culture is second to none,” said Miller in a statement to Deadline. “This film was a passion project for all of us involved and we are proud of the final product. This film is a testament to the strength and resilience of women, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share it with viewers.”

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Call Her King is the first production falling under Andrew van den Houten and Miller’s newly formed BlackLight Entertainment banner, which was formed with the mission of providing quality opportunities for people of color and other traditionally disadvantaged people in front of and behind the camera. Van Den Houten and Miller produced the film for the company.


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