Samuel L. Jackson To Star As Disgraced White House Chef In Death-Row Drama ‘Last Meals’

Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to star in death-row drama Last Meals, which will also feature Boyd Holbrook. Justin Piasecki, whose Stakehorse was recently acquired by Amazon in a bidding war, has written the script. Andrew Levitas (Lullaby) will direct.

Jackson will play Walter, a disgraced White House chef who many years later finds himself working in a maximum-security prison cooking last meals for inmates on death row. There he meets Reed, an inmate who embarks on a hunger strike on Walter’s watch.

The two men form an unlikely bond which gives Walter a look into the soul of a man who is willing to forgo his last pleasurable experience in order to protest his innocence.

This is a script that had been doing the rounds for a few years. Prior to the pandemic it was reportedly close to getting made with a different cast that featured Delroy Lindo and had British filmmaker Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje in the director’s chair. Obviously that version was heavily impacted in 2020 and beyond, and has now been refashioned.

Renée Tab and Christopher Tuffin of Sentient Entertainment are producing, as is Morgan Freeman, and Lori McCreary and Michael McKay of Revelations Entertainment.

As always, Jackson has a very busy schedule. He’ll next be seen playing Nick Fury once again in MCU film The Marvels, while he’s also lending his voice to the new Garfield animated film.

He’s got spy film Argylle and comedy thriller The Kill Room in post-production, while he’s currently filming an adaptation of August Wilson‘s play The Piano Lesson.


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