Tika Sumpter Lands Political Thriller ‘The Pages’
Tika Sumpter will star in the political thriller “The Pages.” Directed by Joe Chappelle, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis have also been cast in the movie, which will shoot in Chicago. The film,
Centers on a former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm (Sumpter) who is threatened by associates from her dark past including steely, commanding politician Rachel Burke (Curtis), who has an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is Adrian, an unyielding, patriotic chief of staff. Martin (Tavassoli) harbors another type of obsession with Libby in the story of betrayal and regret.
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).
Sumpter will star in David Lowery’s “The Old Man And The Gun” opposite Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, who will also produce.