Blumhouse Productions announced that the next film to be overseen by them is the time travel movie Only You.
Encouraged by the fact that they have made almost half a billion at the global box office with M.Night Shyamalan’s Split and Jordan Peele’s Get Out. After deciding to move to TV market with the Purge TV series, Jason Blum’s Blumhouse has a new feature movie incoming – Only You. Selma’s star David Oyelowo signed up to be the lead.
Oyelowo was previously nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Ava DuVernay’s Selma, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many have expected that he will get an Oscar nomination for this role, but it never happened. We expected this movie will be righteous and triumphant earnest hagiopic, but it turned out to be a thrilling and absorbing tale of the struggle for black voting rights that perfectly painted the big picture while never forgetting characters and emotions involved. The way Oyelowo played King held the entire movie together – and this is why we cannot wait to see him in this newly announced role.
Also, he was an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for his performance in Nightingale by HBO. Before we see him in this incoming thriller with sci-fi elements, he will be seen in Paramount/Bad Robot’s Cloverfield movie.
He is also starring in Amazon’s Nash Edgerton-directed film that is still unnamed, but where his co-stars are Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton, Joel Edgerton and Amanda Seyfried. If you need to remind yourself of his recent roles, take a look at Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe and Fox Searchlight’s United Kingdom.
The success is long overdue for Oyelowo – he was bubbling under for some years now. In BBC One’s Spooks, he served a final scene no one could easily forget as Danny Hunter.
Proof that his time has finally come, among others are his stellar supporting performances in films such as The Last King of Scotland (“Tell the world the truth about Amin. They will believe you; you are a white man”), The Paperboy (playing and American reporter who pretends to be a British one), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (where he pushed off the Golden Gate Bridge in a helicopter), The Butler (where he was the son whose presence was inevitable at every black activist flashpoint of the 60s), and as an overly ambitious lawyer in A Most Violent Year.
And why is success so important? Well, this amazing actor is known for his ambition. He wants to act and be acknowledged. Almost 10 years ago, he took his wife and two young boys from Brighton, where he ran a theatre company, and moved to Los Angeles. And why?
“I’d played Henry VI for the Royal Shakespeare Company, I had been in Spooks, which had been incredibly successful, but I had peers around me who were being afforded certain opportunities that they weren’t having to work for,” he says. “The minute I felt that things weren’t going to keep on an upward trajectory, I knew I had to displace myself. It was very painful for my family, logistically and culturally, going to America, but I just knew I had to.”
So, from someone who craves success, and has real talent, we can expect nothing less than amazing performance and outstanding roles. This is the main reason we believe that the script for the upcoming film Only You has to be awesome. Ayelowo’s star is in sight, and he would not let it go over a bad role!
The film was written and will be directed by Jacob Estes, who made Mean Creek. It is being produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse.
Another reason to eagerly anticipate Only You is Blumhouse’s involvement – they have a string of successful projects behind them, and we think they are just getting started.
Unfortunately for us, they are keeping all the info under wraps, we know nothing of the rest of the cast, and all we know about the plot is that it will be a thriller involving time travel.