Paula Patton is set to star in a legal thriller for Viacom’s upcoming BET+ streaming service. The project, called “Sacrifice” is a two-hour film that could end up becoming a series.
Patton will star as an entertainment lawyer navigating the nefarious lives of the rich and famous. Chris Stokes, who wrote and directed “You Got Served,” will write, direct and executive produce, with Marques Houston as a co-executive producer and cast member.
“We are thrilled to have Paula and the talented ensemble cast join our first original film on BET+, as we continue to strengthen our commitment to quality storytelling while meeting our audience on all platforms,” said Connie Orlando, Head of Programming, BET Networks.
The cast also includes Erica Ash, Juan Antonio, V. Bozeman, Altonio Jackson, Nelson Bonilla, Michael Toland, James Trevena-Brown, Liliana Montenegro and Josue Ramon Gutierrez.
The movie will premiere on BET+, which is set to launch in the fall, sometime in 2020. The upcoming service, which will launch in the fall, will feature original content from Tyler Perry, who will be a financial stakeholder in the service. It will also house long-awaited “First Wives Club” reboot, which was initially developed for The Paramount Network but shifted over to BET.
The Hollywood Reporter was first to report.