David Oyelowo has signed on to star in an untitled murder mystery for Searchlight Pictures alongside Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell.
The story is set in 1950s London, where a desperate Hollywood film producer sets out to turn a popular West End play into a film. When members of the production are murdered, world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and overzealous rookie Constable Stalker (Ronan) find themselves in the midst of a puzzling whodunit within London’s glamorous Theatreland and sordid underground Deadline reports.
Though no production date has been announced, fans of Oyelowo can look forward to some of his upcoming projects:
- Sweet Thunder (Sugar Ray Robinson)/(Producer): The life story of boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson.
- Solitary (Chris Newborn): A man in solitary confinement for seven years comes out into a world of self-isolation.
- Chaos Walking (Aaron): A dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others’ thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Nigel Basil-Jones): Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.
- The Midnight Sky (Adewole): This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
Oyelowo’s talents don’t stop there, as he has several projects he is also producing:
- A Lot of Nothing: A couple living in a Los Angeles suburb is compelled to take dangerous actions when they discover the police officer that has just murdered an unarmed motorist is their next door neighbor.
- The President Is Missing: An American President stumbles upon a secret, world-threatening crisis.
- Ferguson Rises: Ferguson Rises is the inspiring story of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, a small town that suffered a powerful loss and became the flash point for a modern day civil rights movement.
His talent is undeniable, and there is no doubt that he has range as an actor. Black Girl Nerds looks forward to seeing what Oyelowo’s future holds.