I guess we could call this our "first look" at Wendell Pierce of The Wire fame, in an upcoming indie film titled, Four, an adaptation on an off-Broadway play by Christopher Shinn, directed by Joshua Sanchez, who also wrote the script based on the play.

We've been following the project since first hearing about it last year.

But if you're just joining us, here's a brief recap...

The film's script was both a 2007 Tribeca All Access award recipient, and a 2008 No Borders Independent Film Week selection.

So, what's Four about? Its synopsis below from the film's website:

On the 4th of July in Hartford, CT, June, a 16-year-old white boy, meets up with Joe, a closeted, married black man he met on the Internet. On the same night, in the same city, the black man's 16-year-old daughter Abigayle, agrees to go out with Dexter, a white 20-year-old low-level drug dealer. In and around the city, on the American night of Independence, these 2 couples get to know each other, moving from strangers to intimates. In lonely landscapes of movie theaters, fast food restaurants, darkened churches and public parks, they discover the limits of desire and the possibilities of transcendence. Four juxtaposes the relationships of the 2 couples struggling with their desires and demons.

Wendell Pierce stars as Joe; Relative newcomer Aja Naomi King is his daughter Abigayle; Emory Cohen as June, the teenage white boy; E.J. Bonilla plays Dexter; and Yolonda Ross plays Wendell's wife.

On the indieWIRE main page, you'll find a profile of the film, posted just a couple of hours ago. Read it HERE to learn more about director Sanchez's stylistic influences and more.

Look for the film in 2012. In fact, I won't be surprised if it makes it into the lineups of one of next year's early high profile festivals.