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RUBY IN MURDERTOWN: Laurence Fishburne To Star In Crime Thriller

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Laurence Fishburne Joins The Cast Of Ruby In Murdertown

Academy Award-nominated What’s Love Got to Do With It actor Laurence Fishburne will play a lead role in Ruby In Murdertown.

Set to be helmed and written by first-time director Leah Rachel, the independent drama will also feature up-and-coming actress Royalty Hightower as one of the main players. In addition, Fishburne will serve as a producer alongside production company Cinema Gypsy’s Helen Sugland and JP Sarni. Ruby In Murdertown is slated to begin shooting sometime next year:

Hightower, the 11-year old who had a breakout turn in the Sundance film The Fits (she was just nominated by the Gotham Awards in the Breakthrough Actor category), plays a young drifter driving around in her ’77 Chevy Caprice, who decides to take action after her father (Fishburne) is framed for murder in a crime-ridden Midwest wasteland. She finds the police show little interest in solving the case.

Fishburne, who will next be seen in Passengers opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, and in John Wick 2 opposite Keanu Reeves, is currently shooting the Richard Linklater-directed Last Flag Flying with Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston. Hightower most recently wrapped the indie And Then I Go opposite Justin Long, Melanie Lynskey and Carrie Preston

The actress is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young Entertainment. Fishburne is repped by Paradigm, Landmark Artists and Del Shaw Moonves.

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