Jeffrey Wright has joined Denzel Washington on the cast of Spike Lee’s upcoming feature ‘High and Low’.

Apple Original Films and A24 are partnering on the movie which chronicles the ruin of a businessman following a ransom payment to kidnappers.

Todd Black, known for producing ‘Emancipation’ and ‘The Equalizer’ films, will produce a new feature for Escape Artists along with Jason Michael Berman of Mandalay Pictures, who has previously worked on ‘Air’ and ‘Nine Days’. Spike Lee will also direct the film and serve as executive producer through his production company 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks. Peter Guber of Mandalay Pictures will be another executive producer, along with Matthew Lindner, Chris Brigham, and Katia Washington of Juniper Productions. Jordan Moldo of Mandalay Pictures will be the co-producer.

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The movie, which will be released theatrically by A24 before a global launch on AppleTV+, is developed and produced by A24, Escape Artists and Mandalay Pictures, and features a script written by Alan Fox and Spike Lee.

Wright was last seen in ‘American Fiction’ which won an Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Lee and Washington previously collaborated on ‘Mo’ Better Blues,’ ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘He Got Game’ and ‘Inside Man.’ It also marks the latest project for Washington with Todd Black following collaborations on ‘Fences,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and ‘The Equalizer’ franchise.