Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Forest Whitaker To Play Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Upcoming Film

Forest Whitaker and Vince Vaughn will both feature in a post-apartheid drama 'The Archbishop and the Antichrist'. The film is based on a book by the same name, written by Michael Ashton.

It follows a fictionalized account of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s meetings with Piet Blomfield, a murderer who seeks redemption for the atrocities he has committed while he serves a life sentence in prison in post-apartheid South Africa.

Roland Joffe, who worked on films such as “The Killing Fields” and “The Scarlet Letter” is producing the new movie which has been in development for a number of years.
“Forest Whitaker brings a great sense of depth and power to all his performances and he is the perfect match for Tutu’s complex character,” said Tannaz Anisi, president of 13 Films.
Shooting is due to begin next year. 

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