Like his previous project, Jeymes Samuel upcoming biblical film The Book of Clarence, has added a bevy of amazing talents.
Caleb McLoughlin, RJ Cyler, Anna Diop, Alfre Woodard, David Oyelowo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and James Mcavoy.
That’s not all.
Nicholas Pinnock, Teyana Taylor, Babs Olusanmokun, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Micheal Ward, Chase Dillon, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor have also been added.
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They all join previously cast LaKeith Stanfield and Omar Sy in the project which begins producing in Italy soon. The Book of Clarence reunites Cyler, Stanfield and Dillon who worked together with Samuel on his written and directed Netflix western, The Harder They Fall.
The Book of Clarence is inspired by classic Hollywood epics set in Biblical times and tells the tale of Clarence, a down-on-his-luck denizen of Jerusalem embarking on a misguided attempt to capitalize on the rise of celebrity and influence of the Messiah for his own personal gain. It is a journey that leads him on an exploration of the idea of faith and to a highly unexpected path of his own. Stanfield is playing Clarence.
Additional character details are unknown at the moment.
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The Book of Clarence is an original project Samuel wrote, will direct, produce and compose the score for.
Like The Harder They Fall, James Lassiter, Shawn Carter and Tendo Nagenda are returning to produce The Book of Clarence. This will be former Netflix exec Nagenda first time producing with Samuel, although he oversaw the production of The Harder They Fall.
The project comes from Legendary Pictures and Garrett Grant is executive producing the movie, which will be one of the first projects under Legendary’s new deal with Sony Pictures. The studio aims to release Clarence theatrically.
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Below-the-line crew include director of photography Rob Hardy (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), production designer Peter Walpole (The Matrix Resurrections) and Oscar-nominated editor Tom Eagles (Jojo Rabbit). Antoinette Messam, who worked with Samuel on The Harder They Fall, returns as costume designer.
The postproduction crew includes Adam Azmy (Avatar) as visual effects supervisor and Stefano Corridori (Blade Runner 2049) as special effects supervisor.