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Veteran actor Ernie Hudson, who returns to the spirit-hunting world this fall with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, has joined Kate Beckinsale and Brian Cox in Prisoner’s Daughter, a dramatic thriller being directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
Sam Okun is producing the indie via Sam Okun Productions along with Marina Grasic of Oakhurst Entertainment and David Haring.
Written by Mark Bacci, Daughter tells the story of tough but proud ex-con Max (Cox), who’s struggling to find a way to reconnect with his only daughter (Beckinsale) and grandson. But as he begins an attempt at reconciliation, his violent past once again catches up to him.
Hudson will play Hank, a tough-as-nails boxing trainer who owes his life to Max and would do anything for him.
Robert E. Morgan, Chris Rasmussen, Guy Moshe and Jai Khanna are executive producing. Lachlan Towle and Bill Yates will co-produce. Capstone Pictures will co-finance and commence sales at TIFF with the company’s Christian Mercuri and Ruzanna Kegeyan also serving as executive producers.
Hudson — who is back as Winston Zeddmore in Afterlife, which Sony is releasing in theaters Nov. 19 — recently completed shooting The Retirement Plan opposite Nicolas Cage. The actor also stars in and executive produces BET’s The Family Business.
Hudson is repped by APA and Zero Gravity Management.
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