Whitaker, Mackie In Voodoo Thriller “Vipaka”

Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps and Sanaa Lathan have joined the psychological voodoo horror feature “Vipaka” at Significant Pictures says Heat Vision.

The story follows a severely disturbed contractor (Whitaker) who seeks help from a life coach (Mackie). The therapy session becomes a dangerous psychological game when the contractor abducts the life coach and uses his own spiritual messages to terrorize him and his family.

Lathan will play Mackie’s wife and Epps is his brother. Shin Shimosawa penned the script while Philippe Caland (“Ripple Effect”) is directing.

Whittaker and Nina Yang are producing. Shooting kicks off this week in New Orleans.