Phoenix Tests Strick’s Soundman

Phoenix Pictures will produce the thriller “The Soundman” for scribe Wesley Strick (“Cape Fear,” “Arachnophobia”) to write and direct says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Soundman” centers on a white FBI agent who is saddled with the job of spying on Martin Luther King Jr. but struggles with a crisis of conscience and ultimately heads off an assassination attempt on the civil rights leader’s life.

Shooting begins this fall in Chicago.