Terrence Howard, T.I., Wesley Snipes To Star In Katrina Drama ‘Cut Throat City’
Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Shameik Moore have been cast in a post Katrina heist drama called Cut Throat City. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is at the helm of the project that is produced by Elliott Michael Smith of Rumble Riot Pictures, Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures, William Clevinger, Kyle Tekiela, Sean Lydiard and Film Wealth.
The film centers on four boyhood friends who return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, to find their home decimated and prospects for work swept away. Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, right in the heart of the city.
Rounding out the cast are Joel David Moore (Avatar), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), Rob Morgan (Mudbound), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters) and Isaiah Washington (The 100).
The project is being filmed in New Orleans. RZA will also oversee the soundtrack and score for the film.