The Hollywood action-thriller Message From the King is on its way to locking in its remaining cast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film stars (soon-to-be Black Panther) Chadwick Boseman as South African Jacob King, who enters the Los Angeles underworld to avenge his sister’s death and rescue her stepson.
Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Luke Evans (Dracula Untold), and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) are in various stages of negotiation, however, each of their unique roles have been disclosed. Palmer will portray a mother turning tricks to support her drug habit and her young daughter. Evans will play a “Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist who provides services both legal and illegal” who offers to help King find his sister. Molina will play a film producer with underworld connections and possible knowledge of the stepson’s whereabouts.
The Ink Factory’s Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell – who also co-wrote the screenplay – are producing the Fabrice Du Welz-directed film. After the casting negotiations are settled, Message From the King the filmmakers hope to begin filming in Los Angeles starting this March.
Palmer has a jam-packed 2015 ahead of her. She will be starring in Cut Bank with Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), the Point Break remake, the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Choice, and will also be appearing in the Triple Nine ensemble, and in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. Evans will be appearing in the Tom Hiddleston-led (Thor) ensemble High-Rise. Molina will appear in Amber Tamblyn’s (Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) directorial debut Paint it Black as well as two television series, Matador and Show Me a Hero.