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'Deadline' announces "The Chain" cast

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Dear White People actor John Patrick AmedoriRay WiseMadeline Zima and Sense 8‘s Jamie Clayton are set to co-star in the upcoming Spain-U.S. co-production The Chain from director David Martin-Porras.

Written by Martin-Porras and Andrés Rosende, the pic follows Mike (Amedori) who, upon moving back to his hometown to look after his sick father (Wise), discovers he has the same neurological disease. He then decides to end his life and enters a chain of assisted suicides, which operates under one rule: if you want to die, you must kill someone first.

La Panda Producciones Audiovisuales, Kamel Films, Malvalanda and White & Purple Media will produce, with filming set to begin this summer in Los Angeles.

Martin-Porras (Inside the BoxStealing Summers) recently wrapped production on his second feature, Fan Girl, produced by MarVista Entertainment. He’s repped by Valor Entertainment and Kaplan-Stahler.

Read Deadline article here