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Chiwetel Ejiofor to play villain alongside Mark Wahlberg in Infinite

12 Years A Slave

Story by Jack Foley

BRITISH actor Chiwetel Ejiofor will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Infinite, a new action-thriller being directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Based on a script by Ian Shorr and John Lee Hancock, which has been adapted from the 2009 novel The Reincarnationist Papers, Infinite focuses on a group of near-immortal men and women who are reincarnated over the centuries and are known as ‘the Infinite’.

To defeat an evil mastermind, the group must rely on a man who suffers from schizophrenia and who will have to learn that all his vivid dreams are actually memories from past lives in order to defeat the villain.

Wahlberg is playing the man with schizophrenia, while Dylan O’Brien and Sophie Cookson have also been cast in prominent roles.

Ejiofor will play a member of ‘the Infinite’ who has found a way to stop the reincarnation process and plans to use it on his own kind.

Shooting on the film is due to start in late September (2019) in London.

Ejiofor was last heard voicing the evil Scar in Disney and Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King. He will appear in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and recently wrapped The Old Guard, another action-thriller based around immortality.

His previous credits include the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and gritty crime thriller Triple 9.