Two of Hollywood’s biggest young black actors have just been tapped for a new film.
Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Jacob Latimore will star in Gully, alongside Charlie Plummer and Alice Eve.
Relative newcomer Jonathan Majors, a black actor and recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, is also part of the cast.
Gully, written by Marcus Guillory, is the feature film directorial debut of music video director Nabil Elderkin, who has directed videos for Kanye West, John Legend, Nicki Minaj and SZA.
The film, set in a “slightly dystopian vision of LA” follows “three disaffected teenagers, all victims of extreme childhoods, who are running a hedonistic riot as they try to work out a way in life.”
Harrison is coming off of a huge Sundance as a lead in two films, Monster and Monsters and Men, as well as having a supporting role in Assassination Nation. He stars in SXSW selection Jinn, and has several films in post-production including Luce, JT Leroy and The Wolf Hour.
Latimore, who starred in the recent films Collateral Beauty, Sleight and Detroit, currently stars in Lena Waithe’s Showtime drama, The Chi. He’s in post-production on the film, Krystal.
Majors will also star in the upcoming film Captive State alongside Ashton Sanders, Vera Farmiga, John Goodman and Kiki Layne. He’ll also appear in the Yann Demange-directed White Boy Rick, which stars Matthew McConaughey.
THR first broke this news.