Tasha Smith has signed on for Lee Daniels’ upcoming Netflix horror movie.
Smith is the latest addition to the cast, which includes Oscar nominee Andra Day, who plays worried mother Ebony with Smith co-starring as her best friend Asia, according to Deadline.
The untitled film follows a family plagued by demonic possessions. The project is based on the true story of Indiana woman Latoya Ammons, who along with her three children said they were possessed by demons leading to a case involving the Gary Police Department and the Department of Child Services.
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The star-studded cast of the Netflix film also includes Mo’Nique (Precious), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Rob Morgan (Don’t Look Up), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) and Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard).
As previously reported, Daniels is producing the project through his Lee Daniels Entertainment company alongside Pam Williams and Tucker Tooley. The Empire co-creator is writing the script alongside David Coggeshall and Elijah Bynum. A release date and additional details about the movie will be released later.
Tasha Smith and Daniels have worked together multiple times in the past. She previously had a role on Fox drama Empire as recovering drug addict Carol Hardaway. She also directed two episodes of Daniels’ Fox drama series Star.
More recently, Smith has been an executive producer and director on the Starz crime series BMF.