Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan join VIPAKA

Movieby Jim Napier

Anthony Mackie and Sanaa Lathan have joiend the cast of Vipāka. Variety reports that the thriller is being directed by Philippe Caland and also stars Forest Whitaker. Filming began yesterday in New Orleans. Mackie and Whitaker play "enemies whose conflict occurs against the voodoo backdrop of the city." At this time we do not know how the psychological aspect will play a part in the plot, but the title refers to "a Buddhist concept wherein vipāka is the direct result of a karmic act."

Caland wrote the screenplay to Boxing Helena, and is the director of the thematically-linked Hollywood BuddhaThe Guru and the Gypsy and Ripple Effect. I am a huge fan of Mackie, so I am interested in seeing anything he stars in. What are your thoughts on this news?

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