Emmy-winner Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) stars in an upcoming film based on Percival Everett's 2001 novel Erasure. IndieWire reported that MGM's Orion Pictures acquired the as yet untitled movie, which marks the directorial debut of Cord Jefferson (Watchmen, Master of None).
The cast also includes Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Adam Brody, Erika Alexander, Myra Lucretia Taylor and John Ortiz. Jefferson and Ziffren Brittenham wrote the screenplay for the adaptation. The film recently wrapped production in Boston.
"As longtime fans of Cord, we are thrilled to be a part of his feature film debut and for the opportunity to share his vision with global audiences," Orion Pictures president Alana Mayo said. "His adaptation of Everett's biting novel and Jeffrey's brilliant take on the character, along with this incredibly talented cast, create a wonderful alchemy to tell this story."