Academy Award candidate Laurence Fishburne and Primetime Emmy candidate Clifton Collins Jr. will be starring in the upcoming jail drama Frank & Louis with Individual, Zodiac Pictures, and Tyler Perry’s Peachtree & Vine Productions set to produce.
Set to be directed by Swiss-Italian director Petra Volpe, the movie is focused around a detainee serving a life sentence (Collins Jr.) who handles an in-prison task that has him looking after aging and infirm detainees experiencing illness that cause amnesia. This task will permit him to fulfill the character played by Fishburne. What started as an effort to fulfill parole requirements, ends up being an affecting and transformative work that uses a twinkle of redemption.
The script was composed by Volpe and German film writer Esther Bernstorff. Individual, which was established in 2004 and has the goal of helping in the production of functions with socially pertinent styles, is producing together with Reto Schaerli and Lukas Hobi of Zodiac Pictures, and Perry and Tim Palen of Peachtree & Vine Productions. Individual’s creator Jeff Skoll and Executive Vice President Anikah McLaren are working as executive manufacturers with Cora Olson as co-producer.
According to Due date, Volpe made a declaration stating:
“To work with Laurence Fishburne and Clifton Collins Jr. on this intimate and emotional story is an absolute dream come true. I feel a deep gratitude towards the incarcerated men I met while researching this project, and I can’t wait to bring this touching and timely story to audiences. Hopefully this film will contribute to an important conversation about aging, mental health and the prison system.”
David Linde, Individual’s present CEO likewise stated: “It is amazing to see this project grow, Tyler Perry joining this incredible team, combining with Petra, Clifton and Laurence, brings such a uniquely creative dynamic to a powerful story that showcases how shared compassion makes for a unifying, exhilarating experience.”
Perry included: “I have long been a fan of Participant, and the company’s commitment to storytelling that inspires social change. As an advocate for prison reform, the story of Frank & Louis and its powerful themes resonated with me, and I’m excited to be part of the creative team bringing this story to life.”
Frank & Louis marks Fishburne’s 2nd cooperation with Individual after the 2011 movie Contagion. The star is best understood for his function as Morpheus in The Matrix franchise. Collins Jr. was just recently granted the Sundance Jury Award for his function in Clint Bentley’s Jockey. His other credits consist of As Soon As Upon a Time in Hollywood, Capote, and Problem Street.
Frank & Louis does not yet have a release date.