In recent years, Daniel Kaluuya has emerged as one of the next big names in Hollywood. The London born actor has made his presence known in television series like Skins and Black Mirror. Most notably, he’s made his presence felt in Hollywood films like Black Panther, Get Out and Widows. Now, the British Ugandan star is looking to further his presence behind the camera.
Paramount Players have agreed to a new first look deal with the actor’s production company, 59%. Alongside the Hollywood star, entertainment veterans, Amandla Crichlow and Rowan Riley, have signed on to help run his production company.
After the deal was announced, Daniel Kaluuya said, “Over the years, I’ve been blessed to make work that speaks to audiences I identify with whilst pushing the envelope on what’s possible.” Later, he added, “59% will be the home to continue that in a producorial capacity, to bridge the gap between the next wave of storytellers and studios. I’m excited that in Paramount Players, I have found a partner that shares the same drive and belief to make cinema that is honest, reflective, inclusive and authored.”
Kaluuya is currently working on Lena Waithe’s Queen & Slim. The feature film will be released in late November.