Keith David to Co-Star in Indie Thriller 'The Uncanny Valley'
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Keith David to Co-Star in Indie Thriller 'The Uncanny Valley'

nullKeith David (Cloud Atlas, Belles) is set to co-star in The Uncanny Valley, the feature debut of director Justin Foia. The story is described as “a dark,

suspense-filled thriller about a socially isolated janitor – Glenn Logan – who

discovers he has a wealthy doppelganger. The two mens’ lives become intertwined

around a beautiful but deceitful woman, leading to a noir-ish game of cat and


More details from the press release below:

Keith David is slated to

play the role of Clarence, father-figure and mentor to Glenn. Liz Lewis (Love Sick Love, Wifed Out) has been

signed as casting director. The feature is developed and produced by Los

Angeles-based Sayre Williams Entertainment, LLC.  

 Mark Mathias Sayre (The Timber, A Malibu Horror Story) and Elliott Williams

(Usagi-san, Night Catches Us) are the individual producers.  In

addition to The Uncanny Valley, Sayre Williams Entertainment is

currently developing a wide and diverse slate with several projects in the

pipeline including independent feature films, television and new media content,

with a focus on innovative new voices.


Uncanny Valley was written by Foia and his

brother, Timothy Foia. “The storyline started as a loose concept for a short

that my brother Timothy began several years ago,” said Foia. “Once I got

involved in the writing process, the idea grew into a more complex,

feature-length screenplay, allowing us to explore the concept of a doppelganger

as a metaphor for social and economic disparity. We also wanted to pair this

idea with the film noir genre, knowing the story would become a suspenseful and

entertaining ride.”


David is a veteran in almost all media formats as he has deftly navigated from

voice-overs, stage, television, and film. 

He recently completed the challenging and artistic epic Cloud Atlas,

directed by the Wachowski’s, and narrated the critically-acclaimed mini-series The

Bible.  He is currently performing to

full houses at Los Angeles’ prominent regional theater, the Mark Taper Forum,

in the production of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, directed by the Tony

Award-winning Phylicia Rashad, and he will follow that up by starring in Fox’s

recent pilot pick-up, Enlisted

David has received Emmy Awards for his narration of two Ken Burns

documentaries: The War and Unforgivable Blackness.  He has also received nominations for his narration

of Jazz and for his work on Showtime’s The Tiger Woods Story.  David gained wide attention in 1986 for his

role as “King” in the Oscar-winning film Platoon.  He has over 75 film credits to date and has

worked with such iconic directors as Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg.


could not be more excited to have the privilege of working with Keith David,”

said Foia. “It was though fate had selected the most perfect actor to play the

role of Clarence. Keith has that unique ability to effortlessly bring a

character to life with intensity and emotion while never losing his individual

presence.  It will be a real treat for the audience to see him do just

that in The Uncanny Valley.”

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