Killers Anonymous stars Gary Oldman as a mysterious man who’s the leader of a support group for killers. Jessica Alba, Suki Waterhouse, and Tommy Flanagan also star as members of this crew, but it’s Rhyon Nicole Brown (who plays the newest member to the collection) who ends up being the film’s de facto lead. The feature has the twist driven dynamics of such crime films as The Usual Suspects and Reservoir Dogs, and Brown delivers a memorable performance as a young woman who’s hard to figure out.
“What was so special about this film in particular was that we spent so much time just in this one room kind of sitting in this circle amongst one another and as you’re in the scene you also get the ability to sit and watch other people play,” said Brown, who joined Empire’s cast last year and headlined the Lifetime feature Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le. “It kind of puts you in this place where you have more conversation about preparation and people’s career paths. There are times when you work on movies where everything is so busy and you may have a scene with this character here and a scene with that character there, but no real downtime with one another. There was a lot of time for this on Killers Anonymous. I know that I grew tremendously just being able to sit and have conversations with some actors that I have revered for such a long time.”
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Killers Anonymous hits theaters and On Demand June 28 via Lionsgate.