From Deadline: Set in the Pacific Northwest, Pale Horse follows Naia, an ‘esteemed, yet reclusive African-American YA book author who is living with MS.’ When Naia decides to shelter the man who escaped captivity with her long-missing brother, she finds herself caught up in ‘a diabolical mystery.’
“I have known Gabourey for some time,” said producer Effie T Brown, “and am always impressed with her skills as a storyteller, both as an actor or author. She will be an incredible force behind Pale Horse.”
“I’m super excited to work with Gamechanger Films on my first feature!” said Sidibe. “This project is a true stand-out and the character of ‘Naia’ is a Bad Ass! Prodicers Effie T Brown and Wellington Love are powerhouse visionaries and I’m so excited to be able to work with them to create this gripping thriller with complex characters.”
Pale Horse is scheduled to shoot this fall.