Letitia Wright and Jamie Bell will star in the upcoming movie Surrounded, which is set five years after the Civil War.
Deadline reports that in the movie, “former Buffalo Soldier Moses ‘Mo’ Washington travels west to lay claim on a gold mine bequeathed by her late slaveowner father. It is a mean, dangerous world for an unaccompanied Black woman and so Mo travels into the deep frontier disguised as a man. After her stagecoach is ambushed, she is tasked with holding a dangerous outlaw captive and must survive the day when the bandit’s gang tries to free him.”
Lovecraft Country‘s Michael K. Williams will also star in the movie, which will be directed by longtime music video director Anthony Mandler.
Mandler‘s directorial debut is a movie called Monster, which will debut on Netflix next year.
“I couldn’t be more excited that Surrounded is the first film under my partnership with Aaron L. Gilbert’s Bron and the Blackhand Media banner,” Mandler said in a statement. “I’ve always loved the Western genre and the opportunity to tell this story from the eyes of a Black female during the Wild West is an honor.”
Letitia was recently asked about filming the Black Panther sequel without star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away this summer.
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