Michael Ealy goes dark again! Coming off his portrayal as a serial killer with a killer smile in Fox’s series “The Following” (which was unfortunately canceled and won’t be returning next season), in the Sony/Screen Gems thriller, “The Perfect Guy,” Ealy plays an all-too-perfect guy who initially wins over Sanaa Lathan, a woman recently separated from her previous partner, played by Morris Chestnut, who just isn’t ready to give her all that she wants from a mate.
Rutina Wesley also features in the film, playing Sanaa’s happily single best friend.
The Sony/Screen Gems thriller is directed by David Rosenthal. The script was penned by Tyger Williams.
Tommy Oliver (a director in his own right – see the critically acclaimed drama, “1982”) is producer.
James Lopez and Clint Culpepper are overseeing the project for Screen Gems.
It does remind me a bit of another Screen Gems thriller – the Will Packer-produced thriller “No Good Deed” (released by Screen Gems last September, which starred Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson). The stories aren’t exactly the same, but, based on what we know of both, each centers on a woman who is terrorized by a handsome, seemingly *safe* but, as she later finds out, unbalanced stranger.
A September 2015 release date is eyed.