Laurence Fishburne has had an interesting career full of iconic performances in cinematic gems. Introduced to film audiences in his teen years as Tyrone Miller in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now, Fishburne has seemed to move from project to project with great ease. Showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, the 60-year-old actor has several projects in the works. While his latest film Slingshot with Casey Affleck is in post-production, a still from the upcoming science-fiction drama has dropped, and it looks to be an intriguing ride to be on.
The photographic still in question, presented by The Hollywood Reporter, shows Laurence Fishburne’s character waving through a window of what looks to be a spaceship porthole, while Casey Affleck’s character stands beside him. Both men are looking up, although it is not entirely clear at this time exactly who (or what) they may be looking at. The creepy image is part of a larger package that producers of the film might hope will gain attention at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
As reported by Deadline, Slingshot is currently in the process of being shopped around to buyers at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, currently taking place in Cannes, France from May 17th to May 28th, 2022. First footage of the film will be shown to interested buyers at the film festival, presented by WME Independent. According to IMDb, Slingshot is a psychological thriller set in space, directed by Swedish director Mikael Hafstrom, with a script by R. Scott Adams and Moon screenwriter Nathan Parker. Laurence Fishburne and Casey Affleck star in the film about a mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan, that becomes jeopardized. The film will center around one of the astronauts and their descent into madness as they try to keep track of what is reality and what is fake. The film will also star Cruella and Little Joe actress Emily Beecham, The Boys‘ Tomer Capone, and The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey.
Most likely known to international audiences as Morpheus in the Wachowski’s The Matrix franchise, Laurence Fishburne is currently costarring in the ABC comedy Black-ish. He has had an acclaimed resume of characters that have transcended film, television, and on the stage. A three-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for performances in TriBeca, Miss Evers’ Boys, and #FreeRayshawn, the Georgia native was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his take on Ike Turner in 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do with It.
In 1992, Laurence Fishburne won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play in Two Trains Running, kicking off a trend of stage performances that would continue to this day. At present, he is starring on the Broadway stage in the revival of a famous David Mamet play, American Buffalo, joined by Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss. Audiences will soon see Fishburne in the upcoming 4th installment of the highly anticipated John Wick franchise, currently in production and due to hit theaters in March 2023.