Mary J. Blige, who scored two Oscar nominations for her work in Mudbound, has signed on to star in Body Cam, a horror thriller being made by Paramount’s Paramount Players division, reports THR.
Malik Vitthal, who was behind the 2014 John Boyega crime drama Imperial Dreams, is directing the feature, which is being produced by Matt Kaplan.
The story has been described as a tonal blend of Get Out and End of Watch.
Body Cam focuses on 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.
Blige will play an officer who becomes rocked by visions and begins to investigate the cover-up.
The spec script was written by Richmond Riedel, and rewritten by Nicholas McCarthy and John Ridley.