Back in January, it was announced that Netflix and Sierra/Affinity have inked a worldwide rights deal for How It Ends, an action-thriller based on Brooks McLaren’s 2010 Black List script.
“The plot centers on a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country.”
Theo James recently landed the lead role with David M. Rosenthal (The Perfect Guy) directing the film, which is eyeing a production start in second-quarter 2017. Now, the great Forest Whitaker has joined the cast, although his role isn’t being disclosed, reports Variety.
Whitaker most recently starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Saw Gerrera, in Arrival opposite Amy Adams as Colonel Weber, and in Southpaw as the trainer of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character. He recently wrapped Marvel’s Black Panther, in which he plays Zuri alongside Michael B. Jordan.
Paul Schiff Productions’ Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan are producing with Kelly McCormick. Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are exec producers for Sierra/Affinity, which is financing the pic and handling international sales.