Nnamdi Asomugha’s Feature Directorial Debut Will Star Melissa Leo, Aja Naomi King, Manny Jacinto, and Others.
Melissa Leo (The Fighter, I Know This Much Is True), Aja Naomi King (Sylvie’s Love, How to Get Away with Murder), Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers, The Good Place), and newcomers Amari Price and Aiden Price will star in Nnamdi Asomugha’s feature directorial debut, The Knife, which recently wrapped production in Los Angeles.
The psychological thriller, created by Asomugha and Mark Duplass, follows a family over the course of one night as a terrifying event threatens to shatter their home and reveal their lives’ illusions.
Under his iAm21 Productions label, Asomugha is producing alongside Jonathan T. Baker and Ami Werges, with executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Chijioke Asomugha, and Rao Meka.
Asomugha is an actor, Emmy-nominated producer, and former NFL player who has been in films such as Sylvie’s Love, Crown Heights, and Hello, My Name Is Doris in recent years, as well as on TV shows like The Kroll Show and Friday Night Lights.
He’ll next be seen in Netflix’s The Good Nurse, which stars Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne and is based on Charles Graeber’s true-crime novel of the same name.
Asomugha has been at the forefront of developing and producing award-winning projects such as the Emmy-nominated Sylvie’s Love and Crowns Height, Apple’s The Banker, Focus Features’ Harriet, Netflix and Bleecker Street’s Beasts of No Nation, and the Broadway production of American Son, in addition to acting. His production business, iAm21, just signed a first-look contract with Amazon Studios for film and television.
Art2Perform and CAA represent Asomugha; APA represents Leo; Gersh and Door 24 represent King; Alchemy Entertainment, Principals Talent Management, and CAA represent Jacinto; and Atlas Artists represents Aiden and Amari Price.