Stripped Down: Tessa Thompson Joins McDonagh’s “War On Everyone”
Tessa Thompson’s star is shining bright. Her attention-grabbing and award-winning perf (Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor) in Dear White People, led the actress down studio project avenue with roles in Selma, and Ryan Cooglar’s Creed and now according to Deadline, she is circling back to indie by working with yet another Sundance alumni in John Michael McDonagh’s third outing as a filmmaker. Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, Thompson will play a former stripper who ultimately ends up in a relationship with Terry (Skarsgard) in War On Everyone. Expect this to receive a festival showing sometime in ’16.
Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Gist: This revolves around two corrupt cops who make money by frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
Worth Noting: The actress got her feature debut acting gig in Simon West’s When a Stranger Calls.
Do We Care?: John Michael McDonagh has had a great trek record so far with The Guard (’11) and Calvary (’14). We look forward in seeing who is the last added piece to the quartet (Garrett Hedlund and Guy Pearce were previously mentioned).