LaKeith Stanfield to Star alongside Mark Wahlberg in ‘Play Dirty’

LaKeith Stanfield Joins Mark Wahlberg in Crime Thriller ‘Play Dirty’

Fresh off the success of his role in Jeymes Samuel’s film, The Book of Clarence, LaKeith Stanfield is all set to share screen space with veteran actor Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming crime thriller, Play Dirty. The film, directed by Shane Black, is being produced by Amazon MGM Studios.

In the movie, Wahlberg plays a hardened professional thief who experiences betrayal. Not one to take it lying down, he embarks on a quest for revenge, transforming it into a golden opportunity for the biggest heist of his career.

Play Dirty – Thrilling Plot Twists

Play Dirty, an adaptation of Donald E. Westlake’s Parker novels, promises to be an intriguing watch for the audience. The plot features Wahlberg’s character seeking revenge and coming face-to-face with formidable adversaries including a South American dictator, the New York mob, and the world’s richest man.

LaKeith Stanfield takes on the character of Grofield, portrayed as an actor turned con artist, who partners with Wahlberg’s character.

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Production Notes and Crew Details

The screenplay of Play Dirty is penned by Black, Charles Mondry, and Anthony Bagarozzi. The film is being produced by Jules Daly and Marc Toberoff, following Joel Silver’s removal from the project. The film’s executive producers include Hollywood’s beloved power couple, Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.

LaKeith Stanfield is known for his exceptional performances earning him an Oscar nomination in 2021 for Judas and the Black Messiah and his well-received role in the Disney summer tentpole, Haunted Mansion. His other notable projects include Sorry to Bother You and the FX series, Atlanta.

LaKeith Stanfield’s Portfolio

Stanfield wasn’t always the accomplished actor we know today. His first breakthrough came in 2021 with his Oscar nominated performance in Judas and the Black Messiah. In the same year, he starred in Disney summer tentpole, Haunted Mansion. He also starred in Sorry to Bother You and his performances in the FX series, Atlanta is highly appreciated.

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He is currently represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Stark Management, and Ginsburg Daniels law firm.

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