Phillip Noyce will direct the indie police thriller Mixed Blood, with Samuel L. Jackson to co-star. The screenplay is based on a novel by Cape Town author Roger Smith’s novel of the same name, which was published in March by Henry Holt and Co. The story is set in South Africa and centres on an American fugitive trying to protect his family who’s drawn into a world of murderers, kidnappers and corrupt cops.
A Bigger Boat, GreeneStreet Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment are co-financing and producing the project. Jackson’s Uppity Films will also produce.
Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead) is adapting Smith’s novel.
Principal photography is scheduled to start early next year in Cape Town.
FilmNation will handle worldwide sales through its partnership with A Bigger Boat and GreeneStreet Films.