Mary J Blige to star in horror thriller 'Body Cam'

'Mudbound' star Mary J Blige is all set to feature in horror thriller, 'Body Cam'.

Mary J Blige to star in horror thriller 'Body Cam'
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Los Angeles: 'Mudbound' star Mary J Blige is all set to feature in horror thriller, 'Body Cam'.

This will be the first headlining role for the Oscar-nominated actor, who is renowned rapper and R&B/hip-hop artiste, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story of the film follows several LAPD police officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of an African American youth at the hands of two white cops, all of which are caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up.

Blige, 47, will play an officer who is rocked by visions and begins to investigate the cover-up.

Malik Vitthal will direct the film, which is being produced by Matt Kaplan.  

The plot has been described as a tonal blend of Academy Award-winning 'Get Out' (2017) and David Ayer's 2012 crime drama 'End of Watch'. 

The spec script was written by Richmond Riedel, and rewritten by Nicholas McCarthy and John Ridley.