Jeffrey Wright Joins Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s ‘High And Low’

Jeffrey Wright, fresh from his acclaimed performance in “American Fiction,” secures a role alongside Denzel Washington and Ilfenesh Hadera in Spike Lee’s High and Low, a modern take on Akira Kurosawa’s 1963 crime thriller, set to be produced by Apple and A24.

While details of Wright’s character remain undisclosed, the film draws inspiration from Evan Hunter’s novel “King’s Ransom,” exploring themes of extortion and kidnapping.

Produced in collaboration with A24, Escape Artists, and Mandalay Pictures, the project, helmed by Lee and co-written by Alan Fox, promises to captivate audiences with its contemporary reinterpretation.

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Executive producers include Lee, Peter Guber, and Juniper Productions’ Matthew Lindner, Chris Brigham, and Katia Washington, underscoring the caliber of talent involved in the production.

Wright’s stellar performance in “American Fiction” earned him critical acclaim, along with nominations at major awards ceremonies, cementing his status as a versatile and accomplished actor. His diverse filmography includes notable roles in productions like “Westworld” and “Rustin,” showcasing his range and depth as a performer.

With his latest venture into “High and Low,” Wright continues to push boundaries and deliver compelling performances that resonate with audiences worldwide. As he embarks on this exciting journey, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his contribution to Lee’s visionary project.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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