Teyonah Parris Joins Anthony Mackie in Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ RemakePosted by Wilson Morales
August 8, 2018
Teyonah Parris, along with Christian Cooke, Marcia Gay Harden, Boris McGiver, and Markice Moore have been added to the cast of Netflix’s ‘Point Blank’ remake, joining Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo.
A remake of Fred Cavaye’s 2010 French crime drama feature, the story centers on an emergency room nurse, Paul (Mackie), who saves the life of murder suspect Abe (Grillo). However, Paul’s pregnant wife (Parris) is kidnapped and in order to secure her release, he is ordered to help the murder suspect escape. The unlikely pair must now face off with rival gangsters and corrupt cops while trying to beat the clock to save Paul’s family.
Joe Lynch is directing the movie from a script by Adam G. Simon. Joe Carnahan and Grillo are producing via their War Party banner, while Johanna Byer is producing for Gaumont. Gaumont’s Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Gene Stein are exec producing.
Parris starred as Missy Vaughn on Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, which ended its four-season run on Starz last fall, and recently recurred as Pamela Rose on Empire. On the film side, she’ll next be seen in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, adapted from the James Baldwin novel.