Tony Award winning actress, Anika Noni Rose has signed on to the female-led cast of Assassination Nation.
In her role, Rose will portray the mother of characters played by Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch) and rapper/muscian, Abra.
According to Variety, Rose’s character is described as “an attractive woman with terrible taste in men, who has an unfortunate reputation in the conservative town of Salem. When the mysterious hacker outs her for her various affairs with the town’s married men, she faces scorn, public ridicule and downright abuse from the outraged citizenry.”
Rose took to Twitter earlier today to reveal the exciting news:
The premise of the film is based on the lives of four suburban teenage girls who become the center of worldwide media scrutiny when their personal information is leaked online by an unidentified hacker.
Rose joins the previously announced cast of Waterhouse, Abra, Odessa Young (The Daughter) and Hari Nef (Transparent).
Sam Levinson wrote the screenplay and is set to direct the film, while Foxtail Entertainment co-founders, Anita Gou and Matthew Malek (Silence) will be co-producing alongside Phantom Four partners David Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Kevin Turen.
Gou and Malek had this to say about what drew them to the cast and script:
“Odessa, Hari, ABRA and Suki are great, rising talents who all come from different backgrounds and collectively make up a cast that is young, diverse and powerful – all things we want this film to reflect. What attracted both of us to the project was it’s bold depiction of teenagers, not as vapid or distracted but rather engaged and determined to navigate the complexities of this new world. It tackles issues of shaming, mob mentality, vigilantism, and righteousness.”
Let us know what you think about the casting and film synopsis in the comments below!
Principal photography for Assassination Nation is now underway in Louisiana.
Source: Shadow & Act