Mykelti Williamson, who co-starred in Paramounts Oscar nominated film Fences, is set to join Empires Bryshere Gray in Red Guerilla Entertainments indie drama Canal Street. Director is Rhyan LaMarr, who also co-wrote the script with Adam Key and Jon Knitter. It explores the deep-rooted divisions within the city of Chicago. Williamson will play Jackie Styles, the father of Greys character. Amir Windom, Adam Key, Charlie Mac, Chris Jamerson, Anita Luckett, Ronique Shaw and Reggie Hunter are producing, with filming in Chicago.