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Anika Noni Rose Joins Thriller ‘Assassination Nation’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety logo Variety 4/19/2017 Dave McNary
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Anika Noni Rose has been cast in the thriller “Assassination Nation” as the mother of the characters played by Abra and Suki Waterhouse.

“Assassination Nation” follows four teenage girls in a small suburb who become the focus of unwanted, world-wide media attention after their personal information is leaked by an anonymous hacker. Odessa Young and Hari Nef play the two other teenagers.

Rose will portray an attractive woman with terrible taste in men, who has an unfortunate reputation in the conservative town of Salem. When the mysterious hacker outs her for her various affairs with the town’s married men, she faces scorn, public ridicule and downright abuse from the outraged citizenry.

Sam Levinson, whose credits include “Another Happy Day” and HBO’s upcoming “Wizard of Lies,” is helming from his own screenplay.

Producers are Foxtail Entertainment co-founders and partners Matthew Malek and Anita Gou, and Phantom Four partners David Goyer and Kevin Turen.

Rose won a Tony Award for her role in “Caroline, or Change” and received a Tony nomination “A Raisin In The Sun.” She recently starred in the BET series, “The Quad” and will be seen next month in the Warner Brothers film, “Everything, Everything.” TV credits include “Roots” and the Starz drama, “Power” while feature credits include “Dreamgirls,” “For Colored Girls” and voicing the lead in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.”

Rose is represented by Innovative, David Williams Management and Mgmt.

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