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In Destined, a drama written and directed by Qasim Basir as the follow-up to his directorial debut Mooz-Lum, Cory Hardrict plays not just one of the lead characters, but both.
The film, which will have its world premiere Monday at the Los Angeles Film Festival, explores the idea of destiny by following one man, Rasheed, whose life splits off into two possible outcomes: In one, he becomes an up-and-coming architect being used by cynical real estate developers to gentrify his old neighborhood; and in the other he becomes a powerful drug lord who rules his surroundings but may regret what he’s built.
Hardrict, who was recently seen in American Sniper and has November Criminals and Spectral coming up, plays both versions of Rasheed.
A new clip, debuting exclusively at The Hollywood Reporter, features a tense scene with Sheed, who interrupts a class to talk to Maya (Margot Bingham). He asks why she kept a secret from him.
“I didn’t want him to turn out like you,” she says.
The indie, which was produced by Tommy Oliver, Rick Rosenthal and Matt Ratner, also stars Jesse Metcalfe, Jason Dohring, Zulay Henao, Hill Harper, Mo McRae and James McCaffrey.
Watch the exclusive clip above, and check out the new poster below.
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