Keke Palmer is set to executive produce and star in Alice, a historical thriller which marks the feature debut of writer-director Krystin Ver Linden.
As revealed by Variety, Alice “is inspired by the true events of a woman of servitude in 1800s Georgia, who escapes the 55-acre confines of her captor to discover the shocking reality that exists beyond the tree line — it’s 1973.”
“So many films that depict this time in our history are rooted in victimization of the black female lead,” said Palmer. “This story is the opposite and that’s what attracted me to Krystin’s perspective. It tackles the harsh realities of slavery and white supremacy while also offering inspiration and vindication through the story of Alice’s journey. I don’t want anyone to leave the theater feeling debilitated, I want them to feel empowered.”
“Keke is a prodigious talent and the perfect choice to step into the title role of Alice,” added producer Peter Lawson (John Wick, Spotlight). “This is such an important and emotional project, and when we saw Keke’s passion and vision for this woman and her story, we knew she was the one. With Krystin at the helm, we look forward to seeing her transform into this phenomenal character and bring her riveting story to life.”
Palmer was last seen on the big screen in 2019’s Hustlers, while her recent TV credits include Scream: The TV Series, Berlin Station and Scream Queens.