Phylicia Rashad, Mamoudou Athie to Star in Black Box


Phylicia Rashad, Mamoudou Athie to star in Black Box alongside Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola, Charmaine Bingwa, and Troy James.

Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. is directing the film from a script by Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman. After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is.

Jason Blum, Jay Ellis, Aaron Bergman, Lisa Bruce, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Mynette Louie and William Marks are all executive producing the film.

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Black Box is apart of a bigger film project called “Welcome to the Blumhouse” for Amazon Prime.

It’s a set of eight unsettling, genre movies produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios. Each film presents a distinctive vision and unique perspective on common themes centered around family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. This slate marks the first-ever program of Amazon Original movies on Prime Video that are thematically connected. The films showcase exciting up-and-coming talent, alongside established actors in exceptional and shocking new roles. “Welcome to the Blumhouse” will launch in October.

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Amazon Prime Video will launch the initial slate of four films as double features starting with The Lie and Black Box. They both will premiere on October 6th.

Veena Sud is writing and directing The Lie. It stars Mireille Enos, Peter Sarsgaard and Joey King. When their teenaged daughter (King) confesses to impulsively killing her best friend, two desperate parents attempt to cover up the horrific crime, leading them into a complicated web of lies and deception.

Then on October 13th Evil Eye and Nocturne will be released. Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani are directing Evil Eye and Zu Quirke will make his feature film debut with Nocturne.

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Evil Eye is off of based Madhuri Shekar’s award-winning Audible Original best seller. A seemingly perfect romance turns into a nightmare when a mother becomes convinced her daughter’s new boyfriend has a dark connection to her own past.

It stars Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Omar Maskati, and Bernard White.

Quirk’s Nocturne centers on an elite arts academy. A timid music student begins to outshine her more accomplished and outgoing twin sister when she discovers a mysterious notebook belonging to a recently deceased classmate.

The film stars Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Jacques Colimon, and Ivan Shaw.

The last four more films to complete the “Welcome to Blumhouse” film pack will launch in 2021.

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