The Hollywood Reporter recently unveiled that rap icon, Common and Elementary alum Jonny Lee Miller will star in the upcoming Keke Palmer-led thriller, Alice. The movie explores the life of a woman named Krystin. During the 1800’s she escapes a 55-acre she was once prisoned to. In turn, she discovers that in actuality it’s 1973.
“Many films that depict this time in our history are rooted in the victimization of the black female lead,” Keke Palmer said in a previous statement. “This story is the opposite, and that’s what attracted me to Krystin’s perspective. It tackles the harsh realities of slavery and white supremacy while also offering inspiration and vindication through Alice’s journey. I don’t want anyone to leave the theater feeling debilitated. I want them to feel empowered.”
Alice will be produced by Peter Lawson while Jose Agustin Valdes and Luisa Fernanda Espinosa of Steel Springs Pictures will executive produce.
“Common and Jonny are the perfect addition to our cast on this extraordinary film,” Lawson said. “Common brings so much emotional depth to his character, and Jonny is such a standout performer with the intensity he delivers. With both on board, we have no doubt the chemistry between our cast will resonate with audiences around the world.“