Sterling is ending the year on a busy note. He is currently filming “The Mentalist” and will also be making an appearance on “NCIS” both on CBS. Sterling will also be spending next spring in NYC. He has confirmed he is doing a new play come this March written by Suzanne-Lori Parks. I will let you know more about his TV appearances and play when they are announced.
Also, everyone will be able to bring home Sterling’s film “The Suspect” early next year. One Village Entertainment has acquired all NA rights and will be releasing the film in 2014. The film marks the directorial debut of acclaimed author Stuart Connelly. The Suspect stars Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile, ER), William Sadler (Iron Man 3, Machete Kills, Shawshank Redemption), Sterling K. Brown (Army Wives, Our Idiot Brother), James McCaffery (Rescue Me, Compliance) and Rebecca Creskoff (HBO’s Hung, Bates Motel). The film centers around a small town that encounters its first armed bank robbery at the exact moment a mysterious stranger appears. With no ID and a combative attitude, the local police struggle to tie the crime to their uncooperative suspect, but the truth is far more complicated.
The Suspect first premiered at the American Black Film Festival and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Mehki Phifer and Sterling K. Brown. The film proceeded to screen at festivals around the world including the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL, St. Louis Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Third World International Film Festival in San Francisco, the Louisville International Film Festival, the Twin Cities Black Film Festival, the Englewood International Film Festival and the Philadelphia Film Festival. The Suspect also had the special honor to screen at The Brookings Institution, where director Stuart Connelly participated in a panel discussion on the film alongside Jonathan Capehart (Washington Post, MSNBC) and Celeste Headlee (NPR Host). This marked the first time The Brookings Institution utilized a narrative feature film in one of their events.
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