Isaiah Washington joins Forest Whitaker in 'Patriots'

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Washington, April 22 : Isaiah Washington will star opposite Forest Whitaker in Weinstein Co.'s sports drama 'Patriots.'

The film, being directed by Tim Story, also includes Taraji P. Henson, Robbie Jones, Jackie Long, Eric Hill, Bow Wow, Lil' Wayne, Irma Hall, Jarod Einsohn, J.B. Smoove and Chyna McClain as its cast, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

'Patriots,' which is inspired from a true story, is set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, La., assembled a team of players who previously attended five different schools and led them on the path to the state championships. And Washington is playing the role of an assistant coach at John Ehret High who helps lead the squad.

Robert Eisele and Greg Allen Howard penned the script.

Raymond Brothers and Scott Glassgold of IAM Entertainment and Stephanie Allain and Michael Beugg are the producers.

Production is slated to begin this week in New Orleans.

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