Bill Duke set to di­rect com­edy flick

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Vet­eran Amer­i­can ac­tor­film­maker Bill Duke (right) is set to helm an up­com­ing film, ti­tled, Killing Daniel, which is about a wealthy and dys­func­tional African Amer­i­can fam­ily. Writ­ten by new­comer Matthew Dres­sel, it is an ensem­ble film that fol­lows the story of a man named Daniel, who at­tempts to re­con­nect with his fam­ily af­ter his fa­ther’s death, but soon dis­cov­ers that his fam­ily wants to kill him, said The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter. “Most peo­ple don’t re­alise how drop dead funny Bill is,” said the pro­duc­tion com­pany’s vice pres­i­dent Leah Jaun­zems, while adding, “Af­ter he read the script, he asked us to push it fur­ther — and take ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to make the jokes big­ger and more out­ra­geous. That sealed the deal.” Ni­cholas Tabar­rok is pro­duc­ing Killing Daniel, which aims to start prin­ci­pal pho­tog­ra­phy by early 2016. Duke, 72, known for his act­ing roles in films like Preda­tor and Com­mando, has also di­rected a slew of movies over the years in­clud­ing Sis­ter Act 2 (1993), Hood­lum (1997) and, most re­cently, Dark Girls (2011).

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