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Taraji P Henson, Ed Helms to Star in Netflix’s ‘Coffee & Kareem’

Michael Dowse will direct the Blacklist script by Shane McCarthy

Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms will star in Netflix’s “Coffee & Kareem,” the streamer announced on Thursday.

Michael Dowse will direct the 2014 Blacklist script written by Shane McCarthy. Helms and Mike Falbo are producing via their Pacific Electric Pictures Co. banner, while Sanford Nelson, Jordon Foss, Linden Nelson and Don Foss are executive producing.

“Coffee & Kareem” follows a Detroit cop who reluctantly teams with his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son to take down the city’s biggest criminal.

Henson can currently be seen in “What Men Want” and will next star opposite Sam Rockwell in “Best of Enemies.” Her other most recent credits include “Hidden Figures” and “Empire.” She is represented by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.

Helms will next be seen in “Corporate Animals,” which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Other most recent credits include “Tag” and “Father Figures,” as well as “Chappaquiddick” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

Helms is represented by UTA, Artists First, and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Dowse is repped by UTA, Fourth Wall Management, and Paul Hastings LLP.