Blumhouse and Epix is gearing up to grace screens with their second television movie American Refugee and the cast has been set.
Living Single star Erika Alexander who featured in Black Lightning and Wu Tang: An American Saga and Derek Luke of 13 Reasons Why and The Americans, and True Blood’s Sam Trammell have been cast in the lead roles, Deadline reports.
The film also features newcomer Peyton Jackson, Zamani Wilder (Sacred Lies), Jessi Case (Mother’s Day), and Vince Mattis (Halloween).
The film centers around a family seeking shelter in a neighbor’s bunker (Trammell), while the American economy is in collapse and the nation under martial law. There they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.
Everybody Hates Chris co-creator Ali LeRoi directs the film, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold stand in as Executive Producers for Blumhouse and Lisa Bruce.
It was written by Allison & Nicolas Buckmelter, whose script was awarded the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Production is underway in New Orleans.
American Refugee is part of a slate deal between Blumhouse and MGM to make eight television movies including A House on the Bayou, from Don’t Tell a Soul writer and director Alex McAulay.