Nnamdi Asomugha is making his feature directorial debut in the psychological thriller, The Knife. He is also set to star in the movie alongside Aja Naomi King, Melissa Leo, Manny Jacinto, and newcomers Amari Price and Aiden Price.
Asomugha and Mark Duplass co-wrote the thriller that follows a family over the course of one night after a frightening event threatens to dismantle their household and uncover the illusions of their lives.
Asomugha is producing under his iAm21 Productions banner, alongside Jonathan T. Baker and Ami Werges, with Mark and Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Chijioke Asomugha and Rao Meka serving as executive producers.
Production on The Knife recently completed production in Los Angeles.
Asomugha’s, who is a former NFL player, credits include Sylvie’s Love, Crown Heights and Hello, My Name Is Doris, and more. Last year he closed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios to develop and produce projects for both theatrical and Amazon Prime Video premieres.
Naomi King is best known for starring in How To Get Away With Murder. Her credits also include The Upside, Birth of a Nation, and the recent holiday rom-com Boxing Day.