The Deuce's Dominique Fishback joins Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cast for Netflix's upcoming sci-fi film
Dominique Fishback plays the role of a street-savvy hooker named Darlene in HBO's 'The Deuce'. Fishback is also known for her role as Billie Rowan in 'Show Me a Hero'
Darlene is going places! Dominique Fishback from 'The Deuce' has been cast as the female lead for the Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring sci-fi movie. The untitled film will be produced by Netflix, and news of the team-up with Foxx and Gordon-Levitt was announced just a week ago.
Fishback plays the character of Donna 'Darlene', a street-savvy hooker who loves to read, in 'The Deuce'. While a lot of the show's focus is on Maggie Gyllenhaal's character Candy, Darlene's presence does not go unnoticed. She's full of surprises and incredibly smart, even though everyone just assumes she's gullible because she's a hooker. She's quietly ambitious and keeps her plans away from her ruthless pimp CC (Gary Carr). She wants to make a life for herself someday but sadly has made no progress so far.
Fishback is also a playwright and is known for playing Billie Rowan on 'Show Me a Hero', an HBO show just like 'The Deuce'. The miniseries was based on a book by former New York Times writer Lisa Belkin. The show deals with the racial tensions that Yonkers, New York, saw when the government introduced scattered housing. Fishback's character Billie was a troubled teenager who lived in the projects and went on to get involved with crime.
The untitled film isn't her debut on the big screen though. She started her movie career with 'Night Comes On', which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. She is also slated to play the role of Kenya in the upcoming 'The Hate U Give' film, which is based on the popular young adult book. She is set to be given the Rising Star Award at the San Diego International Film Festival On October 11, 2018.
The anticipated untitled flick is scripted by Mattson Tomlin. Previously called 'Power', the script reportedly reflects a "heightened sci-fi action thriller" set in Portland that is reeling from a massive drug problem. The drug, in this case, isn't your garden variety type - it arms the user with superpowers.
One can only imagine the chaos that would follow. Gordon-Levitt will star as an officer of the law who is set on wiping out the drug from the streets. However, things go sideways when he learns that he has to fight fire with fire - and in order to wipe out the drug and those who use it, he must take the substance himself.
The film will be produced by Bryan Unkeless and Eric Newman while Ray Angelic and Orlee Rose-Strauss are serving as executive producers. It is set to be directed by iconic filmmaking duo Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who are known for their documentary 'Catfish' as well as two of the 'Paranormal Activity' films.