The Deuce’s Dominique Fishback joins mysterious Netflix sci-fi
Staff Reporter | On 29, Sep 2018Reading time: 2 mins
Dominique Fishback has joined the cast of Netflix’s mysterious new sci-fi film.
The movie, which was snapped up by the streaming giant earlier this year, is very hush hush, starting out as a spec script from Mattson Tomli and with Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman attached to direct. What is known is that the project is promising enough to attract two major names: Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Now, they’ve got company, with Fishback cast as the female lead. It continues a busy run for the actor, who is currently starring on Season 2 of HBO’s The Deuce and can be seen in The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas’ novel, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx to star in Joost/Schulman Netflix sci-fi joint
21st September 2018
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx are headed to Netflix for their next project, a secret sci-fi with a red hot script.
It first came to light last year, when a spec script from Mattson Tomlin sparked a lot of interest from studios. Netflix outbid fierce competition to nab the rights, with the exact price paid unknown. The plot was also kept strictly under wraps, with the only thing certain that Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman were attached to direct.
The pair are long-time collaborators, with a career that has spanned multiple genres, from Catfish and Paranormal to Nerve. Tomlin (Boy, A Deconstruction of Reality) originally titled the project Power, but the script now has no official title.
What we do know is that Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce the film as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Unkeless most recently produced the three-time Academy Award nominated film I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney and directed by Craig Gillespie. His film First Match, which he produced for Netflix, won the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year. Newman is a veteran film and television writer/producer whose CV includes Children of Men, Zack Snyder’s reimagining of Dawn of The Dead, The Last Exorcism, and In Time. The deal represents a strengthening of Newman’s relationship with Netflix after having first brought them Hemlock Grove, the service’s second original program produced, and following that up with Narcos, which he conceived, packaged, and brought to the streaming service in 2014.
In front of the camera are two equally impressive names. Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx is currently filming the courtroom drama Just Mercy opposite Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson. Emmy Award Winner and Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt can next be seen in the independent thriller 7500.