Last night Atlanta had the privilege of seeing an advanced screening of Will Packer’s latest project “No Good Deed” a thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. The movie is a first in the genre of urban thrillers. We had the opportunity to sit down with Will Packer and Taraji P. Henson to discuss the movie and the future of film starring African-Americans in Atlanta.
“No Good Deeds” is a thriller showcasing the acting chops of both Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson who given the opportunity can showcase the range of emotions and depth that has been limited to African-Americans in acting opportunities. Check out the trailer below:
I learned that “Good Deeds” was filmed back in 2012; the same time Idris Elba was filming “Mandela” in South Africa. It has taken the movie 2 years to make it to the big screen. Taraji shares that the fight scenes were very grueling. She passionately spoke about the film in great detail.
In addition to her passion for the arts; Taraji shares that she is an advocate for community service and giving back to the community. I love the fact that she is pretty charitable!
Will Packer showed his love for Atlanta as he expressed his desire to continue to pump out good movies, employ Atlanta residents, and allow special access to Atlanta’s media partners. In addition to “No Good Deeds”, Will is currently filming “Ride Along 2” and announced that there will be a “Ride Along 3” in the near future.
Atlanta’s top bloggers and celebrities including Ryan Cameron, Kenny Burns, Todd Tucker with daughters Riley and Kaela, and were in attendance for the screening and interview session.
Save Friday, September 12, 2014 the day the “No Good Deeds” hits a theater near you.
Photos by FreddyO.