‘Watchmen’ Emmy Nominee Jovan Adepo Joins Shailene Woodley Serial Killer Thriller ‘Misanthrope’

Anthony D'Alessandro
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EXCLUSIVE: Jovan Adepo is boarding FilmNation’s serial killer thriller Misanthrope opposite Shailene Woodley and Ben Mendelsohn.

The movie follows a talented, but troubled cop, who is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track down a mass murderer. Adepo will play MacKenzie a young FBI agent, who is deeply involved in hunting down the murderer. Damián Szifron is directing off a screenplay he co-wrote with Jonathan Wakeham. Aaron Ryder is producing for FilmNation Entertainment, alongside Stuart Manashil, Woodley, and Szifron. Cameras are set to roll in Montreal this month.

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An Upper Heyford, England native, Adepo, notched a supporting actor Emmy nomination in the limited series category for his turn as Will Reeves/Hooded Justice in HBO’s Watchmen; a vigilante who lived a double life and in many ways was the pioneer to the Watchmen’s crusading causes against tyrants in power. We first meet him in the sublime black and white episode, co-written by creator Damon Lindelof, “This Extraordinary Being”.

Adepo’s most recent projects include The Stand for CBS All Access, Emmy winner Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’, Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, and his breakout role as Denzel Washington and Viola Davis’ son in the Oscar-winning feature Fences.

Adepo is represented by WME, Strategic and Powerline Entertainment

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