Ride Along star Tika Sumpter takes lead in HBO psychological thriller ‘The Ancestor’

Mixed-ish and Sonic the Hedgehog star @tikasumpter is set to star in psychological thriller The Ancestor scripted by This is Us writer/producer Kay Oyegun and produced by @michaelbjordan and Alana Mayoโ€™s Outlier Society alongside the bannerโ€™s Khaliah Neal, Oyegun and Sumpter, with Emily Gerson Saines as executive producer.

The flick has just been acquired by HBO Max, Deadline reports.

The story written by @kayoyegun and developed with Sumpter, follows an African-American female med student as she finds herself in a โ€œtimely psychological thriller premise in the tradition of Get Out.โ€ The spec script was reportedly the subject of a heated bidding war amongst various suitors with the fresh streaming service acquiring the script for high six figures.

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