“Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish has come on board as an executive producer and star in Ike Barinholtz’s satirical thriller “The Oath,” which will mark his feature directorial debut.
The cast also includes Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”), Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn, Chris Ellis, and John Cho.
QC Entertainment, which also backed Jordan Peele’s horror hit “Get Out” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” will produce and finance the film along with 23/35, the production company operated by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen. “The Oath” project was unveiled in September.
The movie — set in a near-future America in which citizens are required to take a loyalty oath — follows a man trying to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family. Barinholtz wrote the script.
In addition to Barinholtz, the producers are Sean McKittrick, Ray Mansfield, Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Andrew Robinson, and David Stassen. QC Entertainment and UTA are co-representing “The Oath” for domestic sales.
Haddish starred on the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show” then broke out in Universal’s “Girls Trip.” She can next be seen opposite Kevin Hart in that studio’s “Night School.” She is repped by APA and Principato-Young Entertainment.
Dunn is repped by Pakula/King & Associates and Lighthouse Entertainment. Ellis is repped by BRS/Gage Talent Agency. Jon Barinholtz is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. Hagner is repped by UTA and Suskin Management. Brownstein is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Magnussen is repped by WME, BRS/Gage, and Anonymous Content. Cho is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.