Mary J. Blige has been tapped to star in the new horror thriller, Body Cam from Paramount Players.
The film is being helmed by Imperial Dreams director Malik Vitthal.
According to THR, who first reported Blige’s casting, “Body Cam is the story of several LAPD police officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops, all of which are caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up.” It is described as a “tonal blend” of Get Out and End of Watch.
Blige’s character, the lead role, is “an officer who becomes rocked by visions and begins to investigate the cover-up.”
This is the first film that Blige, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Mudbound, will topline herself.
The script was originally written by Richmond Riedel, and has been re-written by Nic McCarthy and John Ridley.