Forest Whitaker to Star in Voodoo Horror Movie

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Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is set to explore a genre of film he rarely explores: Horror. Whitaker has signed on to the cast of the film Vipaka as a man who has gone a little mad while seeking the clues to life’s purpose.

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Forest Whitaker’s character in Vipaka visits a life coach who purports to have visions about Whitaker that sends his character over the edge as he kidnaps the man and wreaks havoc on his family.

Whitaker must have adored the premise of the film because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, there isn’t even a finished script yet. Screenwriter Sin Shimosawa is currently knee-deep in finishing the film so shooting can begin later this year.

Two other actors have also signed on to the project without a completed script: Mike Epps and Sanaa Lathan.

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Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker is an Academy Award-winning actor from Longview, Texas. Whitaker's first real part in film was a football player in the classic Fast Time at Richmond High. Since then he's had notable roles in the Color of Money, Platoon, Good Morning, Vietnam, Bird, The Crying Game, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and the disastrous Battlefield Earth.

Most recently, Whitaker is best known for his role as General Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland which won him an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the fourth African American to do so.

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