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Isaiah Washington Will Star As Washington DC Sniper In Upcoming Film "Blue Caprice"

by Cynthia Reid
August 22, 2011 4:18 AM
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Don't know how we missed this tidbit but looks like actor Isaiah Washington will be starring in Blue Caprice, a film based on the sniper that terrorized the Washington DC area and Virginia back in 2002.

According to BoxofficeIndia..."Washington will play John Allen Williams, who joined the Nation of Islam and changed his surname to Muhammad years before going on a shooting spree with a young accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, that took the lives of at least ten people."

Muhammad was eventually convicted and executed.

Producers on the project include Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof of Intrinsic Value Films along with Will Rowbotham of Prolific Entertainment.

Filming is expected to start next month in New York City. No word on additional casting. I'm actually looking forward to seeing this one!

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  • Dankwa Brooks | August 23, 2011 9:09 AMReply

    @AccidentalVisitor Tequan Richmond is 18, John Boyega is 19. Not a big difference.

  • Alta | August 23, 2011 3:00 AMReply

    Excellent choice. Isaiah is an excellent actor who will give a stellar performance.

  • keepingitreal | August 23, 2011 2:50 AMReply

    They look similar.

  • AccidentalVisitor | August 22, 2011 11:52 AMReply

    {{{ Dream casting would have John Boyega (of ‘Attack the Block’) play Lee Malvo. }}}

    Interesting choice but I think Boyega is a tad too old for the role now.

  • AccidentalVisitor | August 22, 2011 11:49 AMReply

    This sounds sort of sadistic but I've been waiting awhile for this movie to be made also. Heck, I lived in the DC area during those times and remember all the advice about not walking in a staright line when I was outside (makes one an easy target). Unfortunately the casting of I. Washington suggests this could be low-rent. Washington is a good actor but has been kind of blacklisted as of late.

  • Dotted Line | August 22, 2011 10:43 AMReply

    Isiah's made some bad decisions, but he's pretty talented. I was just watching "Clockers" last night.

    Anyway, Lee Malvo is going to be played by Tequan Richmond who's been on some crime shows this year but is probably most known for his role as middle child Drew on "Everybody Hates Chris".
    He does have the look, moreso then they guy from the tv movie with Charles Dutton.

    Tequan Richmond's momager confirmed this, as did Isiah Washington through his twitter

  • Tamara | August 22, 2011 6:09 AMReply


  • JMac | August 22, 2011 5:49 AMReply

    Will this be based on the ex-wife's book? Hope so, but probably not.

  • Dankwa Brooks | August 22, 2011 4:56 AMReply

    Dream casting would have John Boyega (of 'Attack the Block') play Lee Malvo.

  • Vanessa Martinez | August 22, 2011 4:56 AMReply

    interesting bit of news.

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