Disney’s Andscape is developing a new movie adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel, “The Man In My Basement”, which is going to be directed by Nadia Latif, who will be making her feature directorial debut.

The film tells the story of Charles Blakey, who is out of work, out of luck and on the verge of foreclosure on his ancestral home. A knock on the door from a mysterious businessman, Anniston Bennet, brings a bizarre and lucrative proposition; rent his dusty stand-up basement out for the summer and receive enough money to clear his debts for good. Once Charles accepts, he finds himself led down a terrifying path that confronts his family’s ghosts and locks the men in a terrifying puzzle, at the heart of it race, the source of their traumas and the root of all evil.

According to Deadline, Corey Hawkins will be playing the lead role of Charles Blakey. Corey has previously starred in “The Color Purple”, “The Walking Dead” and “In The Heights”. He will also be an executive producer on the film. William Defoe will also be starring in the film as Anniston Bennet.

Originally, Jonathan Majors had been linked to the project, but was dropped once all the allegations of violence, which he was later convicted of, came out last year.

It will be produced by B.O.B. FilmHouse, Protagonist Pictures and Good Gate Media.

“The Man In My Basement” is due to be released on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States, and we will likely also see it released as a Star Original on Disney+ around the world. No exact release date has yet been announced for the film.

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