Apocalyptic Action Thriller HOW IT ENDS Casts Forest Whitaker

Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, The Last King Of Scotland) has been tapped to join actor Theo James in the new action thriller, How It Ends. A Single Shot and The Perfect Man helmer David M. Rosenthal directing from a script by Brooks McLaren.

James, best known for roles in the Underworld and Divergent franchises, was announced earlier this week in an exclusive at Deadline for the film which tells of young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country as a mysterious apocalyptic event turns the roads into mayhem. The film was acquired by Netflix as of January and is set to start production in Winnipeg, Canada in July.

Paul Schiff, Tai Duncan, Kelly McCormick, and Patrick Newall and  Sierra/Affinity developed the project with Paul Schiff Productions, and is handling worldwide sales and financing of the film. Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg are executive producing.

Whitaker’s next scheduled theatrical appearance will be Marvel’s Black Panther on February 16, 2018. He is represented by WME and Brillstein.