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Book of Power III: Raise Kanan‘s Omar Epps has landed a starring role in a Netflix movie The Liberation.

Directed by Lee Daniels, who produced the streaming giant Concrete Cowboy Last year the film Glenn Close (Guardians of the Galaxy), Demi Singleton (King Richard), Miss Lawrence (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) and Caleb McLaughlin (stranger things) Signed up for supporting parts (via The Hollywood Reporter).

David Coggeshall, Elijah Bynum and Thomas Westfall co-wrote the screenplay with Daniels.

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The Liberation is inspired by a true story about a mother fighting for her life, her faith and her children’s souls after discovering that her new home harbors a supernatural spirit.

Epps plays Detective Howard in the perfomance precursor Book of Power III: Raise Kananwhich is set in 1991 and in which Mekai Curtis plays a young Kanan.

Only speak to Digital Spy Speaking of his role over the past year, Epps said, “Well I like to call Detective Howard, he’s an octopus and he’s got tentacles all over him and you know he’s from the Hood. So he knows, he’s NYPD, so he knows.

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“But at the end of the day he’s a puppeteer, he manipulates everything for his own benefit. He places, he’s like the central character, if you will, of the show because he’s going to touch everyone in some way, fashion or form.”

He added, “He’s selfish … If it doesn’t serve him, he’s not in it, or he’ll force you to serve in his favor.”

“But we’ll see how corrupt he is or if he’s corrupt in any way. Maybe he’s not, he could be the most innocent cop you’ve ever met.”

The Liberation will likely be released on Netflix in 2023.

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