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Rutina Wesley Joins Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut in Thriller ‘The Perfect Guy’

Rutina Wesley Joins Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut in Thriller 'The Perfect Guy'

Rutina Wesley (Sookie Stackhouse’s best friend, Tara, on HBO’s “True Blood”) has joined Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan and Morris Chestnut in Sony/Screen Gems thriller titled “The Perfect Guy,” which will be directed by David Rosenthal.

The film follows a woman (Lathan) who meets an IT expert (Ealy), who seems to be the perfect guy. But after a sexually-charged courtship, she sees a violent side of him and dissolves the budding relationship. In a jealous rage and fueled by insane revenge, he disrupts her life.

James Lopez and Clint Culpepper are executive producing for Screen Gems.

It does remind me a bit of another Screen Gems thriller – the Will Packer-produced thriller “No Good Deed” (which stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson), which is set for a September 12, 2014 release. The stories aren’t exactly the same, but, based on what we know of both thus far, each centers on a woman who is terrorized by a handsome, seemingly *safe* but unbalanced stranger. 

The script was penned by Tyger Williams.

Rutina Wesley will, once again, play a “best friend” – a character named Alicia, who is the lead (Sanaa’s) happily single best friend.

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