As HBO’s hit series “True Blood” comes to a close, Rutina Wesley has landed a major role alongside Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut in Screen Gems’ thriller “The Perfect Guy,” TheWrap has learned.
David Rosenthal is directing from a script by Tyger Williams. Tommy Oliver and Darryl Taja are producing the movie with Nicole Rocklin and Wendy Rhoads.
After Leah (Lathan) meets the seemingly perfect guy, Carter (Ealy), she’s soon exposed to a dark side that lies underneath the surface. When a violent episode leads her to end their relationship, Carter begins to stalk Leah and threatens to ruin her life. In order to escape this nightmare, Leah decides she must turn the tables on her stalker, and the hunted becomes the hunter.
Wesley will co-star as Alicia, Leah’s best friend who still loves living the single life. Alicia tries giving Leah some romantic advice but even she can’t predict Carter’s descent into madness.
Best known for playing Sookie Stackhouse’s best friend, Tara, on HBO’s long-running hit series “True Blood,” Wesley recently co-starred in the Radius-TWC movie “13 Sins.” She’ll soon be seen alongside Patricia Clarkson in Tom Dolby’s indie movie “Last Weekend.”
Wesley is represented by Inspire Entertainment and SMGSB.