The Silent Hour: Mekhi Phifer, Sandra Mae Frank cast in Brad Anderson thriller

Mekhi Phifer and Sandra Mae Frank have joined Joel Kinnaman and Mark Strong in the cast of Brad Anderson’s The Silent Hour

Session 9 (watch it HERE) director Brad Anderson’s new horror film Blood is set to receive a theatrical release from Vertical Entertainment on January 27th, with a VOD release to follow on January 31st… but while we wait for those days to arrive, Anderson is already gearing up to head into production on his next feature. That’s the action thriller The Silent Hour, which will begin filming in late February. A month out from the production start date, The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Mekhi Phifer (ER) and Sandra Mae Frank (New Amsterdam) have been cast in the film. Images of Phifer and Frank from their respective TV medical dramas can be seen at the bottom of this article.

Phifer and Frank are joined in the cast of The Silent Hour by Joel Kinnaman (The Suicide Squad) and Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty).

Anderson will be directing The Silent Hour from a screenplay by Dan Hall. When Kinnaman’s casting was announced, we were told he’ll be playing a Boston Police Detective who suffers an on-the-job accident that leaves him hearing impaired. Sixteen months later, he is now an interpreter for the department and must battle a team of corrupt cops attempting to eliminate a deaf murder witness in an apartment building.

Strong will be playing the “friend and partner” that helps Kinnaman’s character battle the corrupt cops. Phifer’s character is Lynch, the ringleader of the corrupt cops. Frank, who is deaf herself, will be playing Ava, the deaf murder witness.

Are you interested in The Silent Hour? Let us know by leaving a comment below. This seems to me to be a very cool project, and I look forward to seeing how it’s going to turn out. I also tend to watch anything Brad Anderson makes, having been a fan of his ever since I saw Session 9 at a 24 hour theatrical horror marathon back in 2001.

Anderson’s other feature directing credits include Next Stop Wonderland, Happy Accidents, The Machinist, Transsiberian, Vanishing on 7th Street, Stonehearst Asylum, Beirut, The Call, and Fractured.

Mekhi Phifer Sandra Mae Frank
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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