Tyrese will be apart of a film that will re-imagine the infamous L.A. riots in 1992 that ripped apart the United States after the Rodney King not guilty verdict with police.
It’s being reported by Variety that Ray Liotta and Scott Eastwood will be alongside Tyrese in the forthcoming thriller April 29, 1992. Before the outrage of George Floyd’s passing at the hands of Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, in the year 2020, was the backlash of 1992. Unlike the verdict in 2021 that saw Derek Chauvin get a prison sentence for his wrongdoing, King who was beaten to a pulp by cops did not receive justice.
April 29, 1992 will reportedly be directed by Ariel Vromen and is slated to be written by Sascha Penn. It’s reported that producers plan to release the film on the 30th anniversary of the L.A. Riots next year. Variety reported, “The film takes place on the first night of the riots, centering on a custodian who brings his son to work. The two quickly find themselves in the middle of a heist gone wrong.”
Rodney King later passed away in 2012 in an accidental drowning at his home. For the new generation who witnessed riots in 2020, may want to take a look at this upcoming film to understand how the United States history with police brutality has affected generations. During the time, Latasha Harlins, was a teenager who lost her life to a Korean store owner who shot her to death after thinking she was trying to steal orange juice.
The killing of Latasha Harlins, recorded on security footage, and the sentencing and failed appeal of what was widely regarded as a light sentence, are considered to have contributed to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, especially the targeting of Koreatown, Los Angeles.
Tyrese is also planned to star as the iconic r & b singer, Teddy Pendergrass, that will be produced by Donald De Line. “I just read the script a couple days ago that Lee Daniels and the producer Donald De Line sent me, and I’m shook, it’s really about to happen,” he said.