Forest Whitaker Ready to do That Voodoo That You Do in Vipaka

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Forest Whitaker, VipakaLet us be clear. Forest Whitaker is a frightening man. His intensity and ability to pull off some of the most insanely sweaty roles in the history of cinema is staggering! And now? He’s about to get a whole lot scarier.

According to Variety Forest Whitaker (pictured menacingly on the right) will bring to life voodoo-themed Vipaka, producing and starring in the psychological thriller alongside Anthony Mackie.

Sanaa Lathan (Something New) also co-stars in the elevated genre film (there’s that weird new term again floating around Hollywood, meaning it will focus more on scares than violence), which 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.

Whitaker and Nina Yang are producing through his Significant Prods. banner, while French/Lebanese helmer Philippe Caland (Boxing Helena) is directing, having previously worked with Whitaker on the 2007 indie drama Ripple Effect.

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