Production has officially started on indie drama DOE, starring Tatyana Ali. The film is the sophomore feature-length film for writer-director Justin Foia, who directs from a screenplay co-written with his brother Timothy from a story by Landon Reagan.

DOE is a psychological thriller written in the vein of Memento, Unknown, and Proximity.” Foia says. “When John Hutton (Timothy Davis, Billions) mysteriously awakens with no recollection of his past, yet with the ability to speak dozens of languages fluently, he decides to start a new life, marrying Rachel (Tatiana Ali, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Love That Girl!) and starting a family. Years later, he is sent tumbling down the proverbial rabbit hole after meeting another man that shares a similar condition and learning that there are several more individuals like him, all amnesiacs with extraordinary abilities. With the help of a private detective (Matthew St. Patrick, Six Feet Under), John races against time before his past can rise up to destroy himself and his family.

In addition to Ali, DOE stars Mira Sorvino (Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion), Stacey Oristano (Friday Night Lights), Aaron Farb (Kill The Messenger), Anne Leighton (Grimm), Faithe Herman (This is Us), and Steven Swadling (Kickboxer: Vengeance & Retaliation).

Production is expected to last several weeks on various locations throughout Los Angeles County, and we will keep you posted on the progress of this film!

Ali is best known for her role as Ashley Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  She starred as Tyana Jones on the TV One original sitcom Love That Girl!, and had a recurring role as Roxanne on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2007 to 2013.



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