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Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens has booked yet another role.
Owens will join Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy in Deon Taylor’s noir thriller Fatale. Damaris Lewis, who recently starred in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, has also joined the cast that includes Mike Colter and Tyrin Turner.
Fatale centers on a married man (Ealy) who is tricked into a murder scheme by a seductive female police detective (Swank). Lewis plays Ealy’s character’s wife, Traci, while Owens plays his attorney.
Taylor, who recently wrapped Meet the Blacks sequel The House Next Door, is directing from a script by David Loughery. Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith are producing for Hidden Empire Film Group, which is fully financing the movie. Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales.
Said Taylor, “Geoffrey and Damaris are great talents with cool roles in Fatale that will show off their acting chops working opposite Hilary, Michael and the others. These will be memorable performances, for sure. We’re excited that shooting is underway and have our game plan working to make an amazing movie.”
Since being photographed working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey — a picture that later went viral — Owens has received an outpouring of support from Hollywood. He has booked a role on Tyler Perry’s The Have and Have-Nots and will guest-star on an episode of CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans this fall.
Owens is repped by Bret Adams Agency and Semler Entertainment. Lewis is represented by Innovative Artists.
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