Letitia Wright Stars Opposite the Late Michael K. Williams in Western Surrounded — MGM on Board for World Sales


Letitia Wright stars opposite the late Michael K. Williams in his last movie role, Surrounded. Jamie Bell, Jeffrey Donovan, and Brett Gelman also star in the western.

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Anthony Mandler directed the feature based on Andrew Pagana and Justin Thomas’s script

Surrounded is set five years after the Civil War, where former Buffalo Soldier Moses “Mo” Washington travels west to lay claim on a gold mine bequeathed by her late slaveowner father. It is a mean, dangerous world for an unaccompanied Black woman and so Mo travels into the deep frontier disguised as a man. After her stagecoach is ambushed, she is tasked with holding a dangerous outlaw captive and must survive the day when the bandit’s gang tries to free him.

The project has been in post-production since early 2021 with no word as to why there was a delay but “Williams’ untimely death could potentially be a factor.”

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MGM has boarded world sales rights to project. There is no release date as of yet and Deadline is unable to confirm whether MGM/Amazon will release in the U.S. Although there is a possiblity

Austin Rising, Eric Tiede, Keith Jardine, Tatanka Means, Peter Diseth, Luce Rains, Brandon Root, Kevin Wiggins, Nathaniel Augustson, Andrew Pagana, Tony Sedillo, Herman Johansen, Mark Duke Dalton also star.

Bron co-produced with Blackhand Media Production, in association with Mandalay Pictures, 3.16 Productions and Creative Wealth Media. Producers include Bron’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Mandler and Derek Iger for Blackhand, Mandalay’s Jason Michael Berman, and Wright and Ade O’Adesina of 3.16.

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