Forest Whitaker and Michael Chiklis are slated to headline the upcoming thrilled Pawn. The film will also mark the directing debut of David A. Armstrong and is based on the first feature script written by Jay Anthony White.Chiklis is also set to produce in his company Extravaganza Films’ feature debut.
The story follows an ex-con who is caught up in a hostage situation and becomes part of a game between the Feds, local police and the mafia. There’s no word yet as to which actor will be playing what role, but the pair have experience working together on FX’s The Shield. They will be joined by Ray Liotta, Common and Nikki Reed.
It may turn out that this film goes straight to DVD, given the relative lack of experience surrounding the project and Whitaker and Chicklis’ recent difficulties in the box office.