Friday, June 19, 2009


Oscar winning actor, Forest Whitaker has signed on to join, Adrien Brody, Elijah Wood and Cam Gigandet in "The Experiment," a remake of the German psychological thriller "Das Experiment" for Inferno Entertainment and Magnet Media Group.

"Das Experiment," directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, centered on a group of ordinary men recruited to take on the roles of guards and prisoners as part of a research study and examined how the effects of assigned roles, power and control affected the participants. Brody will portray the de facto leader of the prisoners while Whitaker will play a guard who's corrupted by the power he's given.

Whitaker stars in the upcoming "Where the Wild Things Are," "Repossession Mambo" and "My Own Love Song." He's also set to star in, direct and co-write the Louis Armstrong biopic "What a Wonderful World."