Wesley Snipes is going to do the whole baddie thing again, in a new heist movie set in a small town. According to THR Snipes will also executive produce Payline.
The veteran actor has come aboard to star in and executive produce Payline, an indie action thriller from Dawn’s Light.
Richard Switzer and Jason Cherubini of Dawn’s Light are producing, along with Allan Ungar. Snipes, under his Maandi House Studios banner, and Alexander Ferguson will serve as executive producers.
Payline is described as being a cross between heist ensemble Ocean’s 11 and crime thriller Free Fire, with the story centering on a small-town casino that turns into a battleground after two groups of criminals attempt to rob it on the same night. Rob Robol and Jay Boyd wrote the script.
It’ll be Snipes’ first villain role in over 26 years. Snipes next appears opposite Eddie Murphy in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name and is one of the stars of RZA’s Cut Throat City, whose ensemble cast also includes Ethan Hawke,