Bill Duke set to direct comedy flick
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).