Tika Sumpter To Star In ‘The Old Man and The Gun’
Tika Sumpter has been cast in David Lowery’s The Old Man And The Gun. The 36-year-old actress will co-star opposite Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, who will also produce.
Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, the film follows Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name. Affleck plays a detective who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and the woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Sumpter will play Affleck’s wife.
Tika began her career as host of the N network reality series, Best Friend’s Date (2004—2005), and in 2005 landed the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live where she starred regularly through 2010. In the same year, Sumpter made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. She later had recurring roles as Raina Thorpe in The CW teen drama Gossip Girl, and as Jenna Rice in the BET sitcom The Game.
Sumpter was later featured in supporting roles for What’s Your Number? (2011) and Think Like a Man (2012), before starring in Sparkle (2012) and A Madea Christmas (2013). In 2013, Sumpter began her role as Candace Young, the leading character on the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots. Sumpter later played Angela Payton in the comedy films Ride Along (2014) and Ride Along 2 (2016), Yvonne Fair in the biopic Get On Up (2014), and Michelle Robinson Obama in the romantic comedy-drama Southside with You (2016).