*“True Blood’s” Rutina Wesley has joined the cast of Screen Gems’ thriller “The Perfect Guy,” which stars Sanaa Lathan as a woman who turns the table on her stalker, played by Michael Ealy.
A press release describes the plot: “Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) appears to have the ideal life,” “She enjoys a challenging, fast-paced career as a lobbyist; Dave (Morris Chestnut), her longterm boyfriend loves her. And yet at 36, she’s ready to move to the next phase. Marriage and a family seem a logical and welcome step. Dave is not so sure. A bit commitment phobic, his misgivings lead to a painful break up.
Enter Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy), a handsome, charming stranger whose path keeps crossing with Leah’s. Caring and solicitous of Leah and her family and friends, (Charles S. Dutton, Rutina Wesley, Kathryn Morris) their relationship rapidly progresses. It seems Leah has met The Perfect Guy. But if it seems too good to be true soon his protective nature morphs into something more sinister. It’s clear Leah has to end this new relationship and when she does, her onetime lover becomes her ultimate enemy. It will take every bit of her cunning and resolve to escape and outwit him.”
Wesley will co-star as Alicia, Leah’s best friend who still loves living the single life. Alicia tries giving Leah some romantic advice but even she can’t predict Carter’s descent into madness.
David Rosenthal is directing from a script by Tyger Williams. Tommy Oliver and Darryl Taja are producing the movie with Nicole Rocklin and Wendy Rhoads.