Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms will star in Netflix’s latest original film, Coffee & Kareem.
The movie follows a Detroit cop, who reluctantly teams up with his girlfriend’s 11 year-old son to clear his name and take down the city’s most ruthless criminal.
Academy Award nominee and Golden Golden winner Henson can currently be seen in What Men Want. She next stars opposite Sam Rockwell in Best Of Enemies. Helms was most recently seen in the ensemble comedy Tag opposite Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm. Other notable credits include the Hangover trilogy and the US remake of The Office.
Michael Dowse (Goon) will direct the project, from a script by Shane McCarthy – a script that was on the 2014 Blacklist of top unproduced screenplays.
Helms and Mike Falbo are producing via their Pacific Electric Pictures Co banner. Nelson will exec-produce alongside Jordon Foss, Linden Nelson, and Don Foss.