A trio of actors have signed on for the psychological voodoo-themed thriller Vipka. Variety reports that Forest Whitaker, Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan (AVP: Alien vs. Predator) are set to star in the genre flick. Philippe Caland (Ripple Effect) is directing, and the story “follows two adversaries who go head-to-head in a game that will test each man’s belief in what they’re certain is the truth.” While the logline’s a bit vague, we know voodoo’s in there somewhere, so expect Whitaker and Mackie to go all crazy.
Whitaker will next be seen in the crime drama Catch .44 with Bruce Willis, while Mackie just wrapped Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and will move on to Ruben Fleischer’s all-star period cop drama Gangster Squad after shooting Vipka. Lathan stars in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion which opens this fall.