Cress Williams (Black Lightning) has booked two film roles in addition to starring on the hit CW show.
Williams will co-star in The Violent Heart from writer-director Kerem Sanga. The drama follows a college-bound senior (Grace Van Patten) on the cusp of graduation, and her budding relationship with a local mechanic named Daniel (Jovan Adepo), who himself dreams of becoming a Marine. As they fall for one another, the details surrounding Daniel’s tragic and violent past inevitably catch up with them. Williams will play Lee, a strong, jovial Marine and Daniel’s father.
He will also be joining Oscar winners Mira Sorvino and Richard Dreyfuss in Reckoning, a crime thriller written and directed by Adam Lipsius. It follows Ben Myers (Dreyfuss), a temperamental, take-no-prisoners tough guy with a terrifying dark side who, despite suffering from leukemia while nursing his dementia-ridden wife, decides to seek revenge on the thieves who have destroyed his life. Williams’ role is Billy, leader of a criminal operation.