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Exclusive! Isaiah Washington and Michael K. Williams To Star In Indie Thriller "The Suspect"

by Vanessa Martinez
September 26, 2011 2:43 AM
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I had the pleasure to interview actor Isaiah Washington yesterday, an interview which I will post later this week, and he provided some details on a project he and The Wire star Michael Kenneth Williams are both set to produce and star in.

The Suspect, beginning production next month, will be directed by Life Garland from a script by Stuart Connelly. Connelly is a National Education Press Award winner and author of several novels, primarily thrillers. He co-wrote Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Tranformed a Nation, a thrilling behind-the-scenes chronicle of events leading up to the "I Have A Dream" speech, as told by Clarence Jones, MLK's close confidant and co-writer of the speech.

In an email from Connelly this morning, he provided the following synopsis for The Suspect:

Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

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  • Richard Beech | September 27, 2011 7:39 AMReply

    Sounds a little like a more serious "Stir Crazy"

  • urbanauteur | September 26, 2011 6:29 AMReply

    I'm diggin how they 'flip the script/premise' on this, i'll be checking this one out, for some reason, i'm thinking,could this be a [script analysis/blueprint] on how to update, god please, the Spook who Sat by the Door..? it's worth investingating:)?.

  • Cherish | September 26, 2011 4:58 AMReply

    This sounds stupid to me.

    Two Black men decide to rob a bank to understand racial dynamics in small town law enforcement??????????


    Since I like the actors, I will give this a benefit of a doubt and wait till more info comes out... but come on.

  • misha | September 26, 2011 3:27 AMReply

    Hmm...that synopsis sounds a bit puzzling but I'm a fan of both of these actors so I'm excited to hear about them working together.

  • Duncan MaNutz | September 26, 2011 3:18 AMReply


  • Dankwa Brooks | September 26, 2011 3:14 AMReply

    I agree with Cynthia.

  • Cynthia | September 26, 2011 2:48 AMReply

    Now this should be interesting.

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