(June 8, 2015 – Los Angeles – Principal photography is set to begin in November on location in Curacao with an award-winning creative team on board to make the feature film DOUBLE PLAY, adapted from the best-selling international novel . Ernest Dickerson will direct the drama and Lisa Corts will produce with Gregory Elias, one of the leading festival producers in the Caribbean The story unfolds over the course of a long-standing game of dominoes as the fates of four men are revealed through a journey of love, loss and deadly betrayal.
Emmy and Peabody award-winning Dickerson began his career as a world-class cinematographer, later moving into directing on a wide range of memorable and critically acclaimed projects such as “Juice,” which launched Tupac Shakur’s acting career, “The Wireand the hit TV series “The Walking Dead. Dickerson says he was immediately moved by the universal appeal of the story. “When I read the script, I knew exactly what this film wanted to be,” he states. “It’s about everyday people in trying times choosing between morality and survival. I think many people will relate and see themselves in these characters.”
Cortés a film veteranwho several critically acclaimed films with director Lee Daniels, including winning “Preciousaddsthat “ the heart and soul of humanity across a broad social and cultural spectrum”. As with all of her films, a rich and unexpected ensemble cast is being assembled for pivotal roles. We’re casting a range of celebrated international talent,” explains Lisa Corté, renowned in both her film and music industry careers for making innovative talent discoveries. “DOUBLE PLAY will celebrate the beautiful and distinct landscape of Curacao and the diversity of its people.”
Curaçao the has a long history with the film. “I have fourteen years of commitment to this project,” says Elias, whose music festivals attract global audiences and performances as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Usher, John Legend Elias believes “the themes in DOUBLE PLAY will strike a chord with a global audience. Greed, love, politics, loyalty, deceit, and holding onto your own principals - this can be projected onto so many societies.”
Music will play a special and integral role in DOUBLE PLAY. To that end, Elias i enlisting one of Latin music’s most accomplished producers, Grammy award winning, Sergio George, to produce, write, and arrange some parts of the music score. Other important composers will also be involved.
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Kimberly Hardin serves as casting director (“Think Like A Man,” “Hustle and Flow,” “2 Fast 2 Furious.”) Dickerson is represented by Untitled Entertainment, Verve Talent and Literary Agency, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, LLP.