Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror-Thriller Body Cam With Police-Brutality Theme

Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
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Award-winning singer and Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige is going to add a horror flick to her repertoire after signing on to star in the police-brutality-themed thriller Body Cam, which is being made by Paramount’s Players division.


Body Cam tells the story of several Los Angeles police officers who are haunted by an evil spirit that is connected to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The murder is caught on bodycam, but the device was destroyed in a cover-up.

Blige is set to play the role of an officer who starts to see visions and begins to investigate the cover-up.

The film, which is being directed by Malik Vitthal and produced by Matt Kaplan, has been described as a mix of Jordan Peele’s iconic horror film Get Out and crime drama End of Watch.

Looks like it’s about to be a great acting season (once again) for Blige, who follows up her acclaimed portrayal of hardworking wife and mother Florence Jackson in Dee Rees’ Netflix racial drama Mudbound, a role that drew Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations.

Blige will also be starring in another Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy.

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