Beech Hill Films and Low Profile Films have cast Wendell Pierce and Jurnee Smollet-Bell for the drama “One Last Thing,” and will commence principal photography on April 20.
Writer-director Tim Rouhana will make his directorial debut with the film. Alexa L. Fogel and Brendan Mason will produce the movie on behalf of Beech Hill Films, in association with Low Profile Films.
“One Last Thing” tells the story of a lonely dentist in Florida whose days are filled by work and his solo daily golf game. When he’s confronted by a figure from the past bringing news that he has an adult daughter living in Brooklyn, he begins an eventful journey outside of his comfort zone.
“Tim’s understanding of the peaks and valleys of this father-daughter relationship is so truthful and compelling, and that it will be brought to life by such laser sharp actors as Jurnee and Wendell is just a gift from the acting gods,” said Fogel.
Smollett-Bell currently stars as the lead in the John Legend-produced series “Underground.” Pierce — best known for starring in “The Wire” and “Treme” — will be soon seen opposite Kerry Washington in the HBO film “Confirmation.”
Pierce is represented by Paradigm and Essential Talent Management, while Smollett-Bell is repped by ICM Partners and Storefront Entertainment.