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Sumpter joins Affleck, Redford on upcoming crime thriller

Tika Sumpter as Michelle Obama with Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama in 'Southside with You'. — AFP picTika Sumpter as Michelle Obama with Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama in 'Southside with You'. — AFP pic

LOS ANGELES, March 24 — Actress Tika Sumpter, who starred as Michelle Obama in Southside With You, has joined the cast of David Lowery’s crime thriller The Old Man And The Gun.

Based on a 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann, the film also stars Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford, with Sumpter to play Affleck’s wife.

The film centres around Forrest Tucker (Redford), an outlaw with 18 successful prison breaks and a lifetime of bank robberies to his name, and a detective (Affleck) who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft.

Redford will also produce, alongside Condé Nast’s Jeremy Steckler and Dawn Ostroff (via Deadline). — AFP-Relaxnews 

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