Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina are in negotiations to join Chadwick Boseman in the indie action-thriller “Message From the King” for Entertainment One and The Ink Factory.
Fabrice Du Welz directs the story of a man from South Africa who descends into the Los Angeles underworld in an attempt to avenge his sister and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he’s been sold.
Evans will play a Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist who provides services both legal and illegal and offers to help King find his sister. Palmer will play a mother who turns tricks to support her drug habit and six-year-old daughter. Molina will play a Hollywood producer who has underworld connections and may or may not know where the stepson is.
The sub-$10 million film aims to begin shooting next month in Los Angeles. David Lancaster, Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell are producing.