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Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish has joined Ike Barinholtz in The Oath, a satirical thriller Barinholtz wrote and is also directing.
Also boarding the ensemble project are Star Trek star John Cho, Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia), Billy Magnussen (Ingrid Goes West), Meredith Hagner (Search Party), Jon Barinholtz (Superstore), Nora Dunn (The Guilt Trip), and veteran actor Chris Ellis (Murder in the First).
QC Entertainment, one of the companies behind Get Out, is financing and producing the movie, with 23/34 Pictures, the outfit run by Barinholtz and David Stassen. It begins shooting this week.
The timely script, set in a politically divided America where citizens have to take an oath of loyalty, focuses on a man has to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
Character details for Haddish and others are being kept under wraps.
Haddish also joins Oath as an executive producer.
Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing the pic. Also producing are Barinholtz and Stassen as well as Andrew Robinson.
QC and UTA are co-repping the film for domestic sales.
Haddish appeared in such movies and shows as Keanu and The Carmichael Show before breaking out in a big way with this summer’s surprise hit Girls Trip. The Universal comedy grossed over $115 million. The actress also recently nabbed a role in the Kevin Hart comedy Night School. Haddish is repped by APA, Principato-Young and Del Shaw.
Cho, who plays Sulu in the Star Trek movies, is coming off of starring in the acclaimed drama Columbus, which was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Morris Yorn.
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