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Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut Eyeing Leads In Revenge Thriller 'The Perfect Guy'

by Tambay A. Obenson
April 30, 2014 11:15 AM
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With his Fox TV series (Almost Human) now officially canceled (the network announced last night that it would not be renewed for a second season), Michael Ealy now has a little more free time on his schedule to take on other projects - like this one.

The actor is reportedly attached to star in the Sony/Screen Gems revenge thriller titled The Perfect Guy, which will be directed by Sylvain White - another name we haven't heard mentioned (Stateside anyway) in some time (he's been busy in France though, as readers of this blog will know).

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We've learned that Ealy will be joined by Sanaa Lathan and Morris Chestnut, who have both also been offered lead roles in the film which follows a woman (likely the role offered to Lathan) who meets an IT expert (Ealy), who seems to be the perfect guy. But after a sexually-charged courtship, she sees a violent side of him and dissolves the budding relationship. In a jealous rage and fueled by insane revenge he disrupts her life.

No word yet on what role Morris Chestnut might be eyeing here.

The project is said to be in "active development" with script rewrites ordered (Tyger Williams and Barbara Curry are listed as writers), but not production start date announced yet.

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James Lopez and Clint Culpepper are executive producing for Screen Gems.

It does remind me a bit of another Screen Gems thriller - the Will Packer-produced thriller No Good Deed (which stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson), which is set for a September 122014 release. The stories aren't exactly the same, but, based on what we know of both thus far, each centers on a woman who is terrorized by a handsome, seemingly *safe* but unbalanced stranger. 

Good to see Sylvain White back on this side of the Atlantic again.

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  • Delantra La'kay Nixon | August 25, 2014 4:03 PMReply

    The cray cray crazy boyfriend roles and A beautiful woman in distress ✌👊👃👄👣💋💏🙇🙎👧👶👪👻💆😱😷😢👍✌✋👊👈👙👢🔪🎊📢📲🎤🎵🎹🎮🎦🎥

  • handsomerandyblackladbrad1953 | July 22, 2014 4:25 PMReply

    Well,Yours Truly should be the stud boyfriend.(At 61,I'm regarded pinup boy handsome,muscular,though a bit beefy-I'm 5'9",205-210 lb.,boasting 181'2" biceps,though like a lot of older chaps,I'm attempting to lose about 25 lb.-who's trying to become a Country music songwriter and said to resemble a handsome black cowboy stud IN AND OUT of my Wranglers jeans and other casual and/or Wester garb.So,gals,do I read like a handsome stud battling ano-
    ther hunk [though a much younger one] over a buxom babe?)

  • Mike | July 14, 2014 3:57 PMReply

    This sounds like my kind of movie. A beautiful woman in distress. Two handsome gentlemen who battle to the death for her love. Can't wait to see it!!!

  • Donella | April 30, 2014 6:12 PMReply

    Hmmm, I was sure Blair Underwood had first right of refusal for the cray cray crazy boyfriend roles?

  • spirit equality | April 30, 2014 1:42 PMReply

    If I had to guess, I'd figure that Morris Chestnut will play the role of either (1) a cop who at first doesn't believe Saana's story but then comes to her side (2) a nice guy (Saana's ex?) who helps her fight Ealy (who will probably get killed, which is what will make the cops actually believe her) or (3) both. LOL.

  • sergio | April 30, 2014 11:50 AMReply

    This was a project that George Tillman was considering to direct before he switched to that Nicholas Sparks project for Fox

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