Orlando Jones has joined the cast of “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” from director Bill Purple, from a script penned by Robbie Pickering.
Starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, and Mary Steenbergen, the film will tell the story of grieving widower (an architect) who befriends a wisecracking young girl, and agrees to help her build a raft to cross the Atlantic.
Jones has signed up to play Cornelius Thibadeaux, aka “Dumbass,” according to Variety – a nickname name he received from his strict and disapproving father. The character, who helps the widower (played by Sudeikis) build the raft, is described as likable and loyal.
Maisie Williams plays the wisecracking young girl; Biel, the architect’s wife who is killed in a car accident; and Steenburgen plays her mother.
Filming is underway in New Orleans, with Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, and Carlos Velasquez producing.
Jones, the “Sleepy Hollow” co-star, Orlando Jones recently optioned the rights to the real-life story of Ted Patrick – considered to be the “father” of modern deprogramming (a specialist with a mission to destroy cults and pseudo-religions), to adapt for the screen.