Michael Jai White may have a ways to go until fans can witness a little more profusion with crowdfunded Blaxploitation indie western, The Outlaw Johnny Black. In the meantime, the actor and relatively known martial arts star is taking the mantle as a different kind of gunslinger in the new mystery crime drama, Making A Killing, from director Devin Hume.
Arthur Herring (Mike Starr) is the mayor, priest and mortician in a small town called Cardinal. His brother Vincent Herring (Jude Moran) is his right hand man and together they are well-respected pillars of the community. Arthur and Vincent agreed to safe guard a small fortune of rare coins for a friend, Lloyd Mickey (Christopher Lloyd) another mortician and convicted felon. When released Lloyd wants his coins back but the brothers have other plans. Just as the brothers think they are in the clear, a tenacious detective, Orlando Hudson (Michael Jai White), comes into town to investigate the town’s first murder in 30 years, in this twisted crime mystery that is BASED ON A TRUE STORY.
White is joined by Mike Starr, Sally Kirkland and Christopher Lloyd for the cast. A U.S. theatrical premiere is set for Friday, August 10 wherein a special cast/director Q&A and screening will be held at 9:30pm at Laemmle Music Hall Theater. Click here for tickets.