'NYPD Blue' vet joins Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson

“NYPD Blue” veteran Henry Simmons is set to join Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson in Screen Gems’ thriller “No Good Deed.” Sam Miller (“Luther”) is directing from a script by Aimee Lagos (“96 Minutes”).

Story follows a former D.A turned stay-at-home mom and her two small children who are terrorized and kidnapped after she invites a handsome but mysterious stranger into their home to wait for help after his car runs off the road.

Simmons will play Henson’s businessman husband. Duo recently worked together on the sports drama “From the Rough.”

Will Packer is producing via his Rainforest Films banner along with Lee Clay, while Elba is exec producing with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams and Rob Hardy. Screen Gems prexy Clint Culpepper will oversee the project for the studio.

Simmons, who recently starred on the ABC series “Man Up” was last seen on the bigscreen in Bobcat Goldthwait’s dark comedy “World’s Greatest Dad.” His past feature credits include “Taxi,” “Are We There Yet?” and “Madea’s Family Reunion

Simmons is repped by APA, Principato-Young Entertainment and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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