EXCLUSIVE: Two-time Primetime Emmy nominee David Oyelowo will star reverse Kaley Cuoco within the Studiocanal and Picture Company high-concept thriller Role Playwhich we hear will roll cameras in 4 weeks in Berlin. We additionally hear that Amazon Prime Video is in remaining talks to take the US and a number of other main offshore territories.

Role Play facilities round a married couple whose life turns the other way up when secrets and techniques come out about one another’s pasts. Oyelowo will play Cuoco’s husband within the movie. Thomas Vincent is directing off a screenplay by Seth Owen.

The Picture Company companions Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona are producing by their long run total deal at Studiocanal.

Emmy nominated Cuoco, whose second season of HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant just lately completed, is producing by her Yes Norman Productions. George Heller will govt produce the movie. Role Play is the fourth co-production between Studiocanal and The Picture Company to be shot at Studio Babelsberg in Berlin, following Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake, the Liam Neeson film Retribution, and horror thriller Baghead. Studiocanal and Picture Company had been additionally behind the Neeson thrillers, Non-Stop and The Commuter. 

Oyelowo may be seen within the HBO Max/BBC One psychological thriller restricted collection, The Girl Before, reverse Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Upcoming, he stars in Searchlight Pictures’ See How The Run with Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell, the Apple TV+ collection Wool with Rebecca Ferguson and Rashida Jones, and because the title character within the Paramount+ restricted collection, Bass Reeves. 

Oyelowo made his directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed, The Water Man, launched domestically by RLJE Films and internationally by Netflix final summer season. He  stars alongside Lonnie Chavis and Rosario Dawson, in addition to, produces below his Yoruba Saxon banner that he based along with his spouse, Jessica. Yoruba Saxon is concentrated on creating values-based content material, throughout all platforms and for all quadrants, with an intention to shift the tradition and coloration outdoors the strains. Yoruba Saxon has a first-look take care of Walt Disney Pictures for function size movies and an total take care of ViacomCBS for unique scripted and unscripted collection.

Previous and upcoming movie and tv tasks embrace: Paramount’s Captive, Searchlight’s A United Kingdom, Relativity Media’s Come Away, FilmRise’s Five Nights in Maine, Bron’s Solitary, Disney+’s First Gen and The Return of the Rocketeer and Netflix’s Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun. Other function credit embrace Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Selma, Interstellar, The Midnight Sky, A Most Violent Year, The Last King of Scotland, and Les Miserables. 

Oyelowo acquired two Primetime Emmy noms for Nightingale in 2015 within the Outstanding Television Movie and Lead Actor in TV Movie/Limited Series classes. He additionally acquired a Golden Globe nom for the collection in Best Actor Limited collection in addition to one other nomination for Best Actor Feature Film-Drama for his flip as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. 

Studiocanal’s Anne Cherel and Aska Yamaguchi negotiated the deal and Amazon Prime Video’s division introduced the undertaking into the streamer and can oversee together with the US workforce. Ron Halpern and Shana Eddy will oversee the movie for Studiocanal and govt produce.

Oyelowo is repped by CAA, Hamilton Hodell and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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