‘The Walking Dead’ actor will appear alongside Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield.
We still cry for Glenn, but coming up, departed Walking Dead star Steven Yeun will star alongside Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield in the drama Sorry to Bother You from first-time director Boots Riley.
Written by Riley, the film centers on “a black telemarketer with self-esteem issues” who “discovers a magical key to business success, propelling him to the upper echelons of the hierarchy just as his activist comrades are rising up against unjust labor practices. When he uncovers the macabre secret of his corporate overlords, he must decide whether to stand up or sell out.”
Fruitvale Station‘s Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker of Significant Productions are producing along with 6 Years’ Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams, Charles D. King (Fences), George Rush (Bully).
No details on what Yeun will be doing in the film — I’m going to assume he’s not playing the black telemarketer — but the talent involved, both in front and behind the camera, already has me interested. According to Deadline, Sorry to Bother You will start shooting later this month in Oakland.
Next up, you can see Steven Yeun in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, which premieres on Netflix on June 28.
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