Another Forrest Whitaker movie goes straight to dvd
July 12, 2010
Although he had leading roles in 'Repo Man' and 'Our Family Wedding,' Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has had more films go straight to home video in recent times
His latest film, 'The Experiment,' will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 21 through Sony Pictures.
Since the Texas native won the Academy Award for best actor in 2006 for his role in 'The Last King of Scotland,' five of his films have either been released in limited theaters or gone straight to DVD, including 'Winged Creatures' with Jennifer Hudson, 'Powder Blue' with Sanaa Lathan, and most recently, 'Hurricane Season' with Taraji P. Henson.
Directed by Paul Scheuring, 'The Experiment' stars Whitaker with Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr. and Maggie Grace in a remake of the 2001 German psychological thriller 'Das Experiment.'
The story is based on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, in which 24 men were pushed to the brink of madness when an experiment simulating life within a state prison spins horribly out of control.
Selected to participate in a two-week research project, a group of men agree to play inmates and guards in a simulation. But as the 24 volunteers slip deeper into their roles, power corrupts, fears escalate and the experiment spins horribly out of control.
Brody's latest film, 'Predators,' grossed more than $25 million this past weekend.
The high-profiled films that featured Whitaker were 'The Great Debaters' with Denzel Washington, 'Vantage Point' with Dennis Quaid, 2009's 'Where the Wild Things Are' with James Gandolfini, 2010's 'Repo Man' and 'Our Family Wedding.'
The last two films received negative reviews from critics.