André Holland (Jitney), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four), Zazie Beets (Atlanta), and Stephen McKinley Henderson (Between Riverside and Crazy) will star in the film adaptation of Amiri Baraka’s Obie-winning play Dutchman.
The script is by Andre Gaines and Qasim Basir. Gaines also directs. The psychological thriller is set on a New York subway when a white woman approaches a Black man. The play was first staged at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 1964 and it was revived there in 2007, with a cast led by Dulé Hill and Jennifer Mudge.
The movie has been signed to a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement making it possible to film during the ongoing strike. It will film in New York City, with production set to begin on September 25.