Jake Abel (Malignant, Supernatural) has joined Unspoken, from writer and director Daming Chen, according to Deadline.
Abel will join Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead) who was also announced today. They will star alongside Zhang Hanyu and Vivienne Tien on the film, which has already started production.
According to Deadline, “Unspoken tells the story of Xu (Zhang), an estranged father separated from his deaf daughter and her new life at an American university, whose murder reunites them in a way neither could have foreseen. The tragedy pierces Xu with grief and guilt that he couldn’t be present to protect his child. An ex-cop himself, he becomes convinced the local authorities are pursuing the wrong suspect – and that racism is compromising the investigation. With a young Chinese translator in tow (Tien), who is navigating her own challenging path as a young immigrant, Xu sets out to learn what really happened to his daughter. In doing so, he will not only see justice done, but find redemption as he reconnects with his daughter through the process of bearing witness to her life as a young adult.”
The film is set for a 2022 release. Jake Abel was recently in James Wan’s Malignant, and is most known for his roles on Supernatural, the Percy Jackson films, and The Host.
Cudlitz is most known for his role as Abraham on The Walking Dead, but recently appeared in CBS’ Clarice.