Victoria Mahoney will direct Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown in ‘Shadow Force’

The 'Yelling at the Sky' director will work with the two Emmy winners on her next film

It looks like Victoria Mahoney has a new project to helm. She’s set to direct Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown in the upcoming mvoie Shadow Force.

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The history-making second director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker who is the first Black woman to receive a directing credit in the Star Wars franchise, will take on the drama from writers Leon Chills and Joe Carnahan.

Made with Love Media’s Stephen “Dr.” Love will produce alongside Washington and Brown’s production companies. 

Shadow Force follows an estranged couple who are being hunted by bounty killers. They must protect themselves and their son from their former shadow ops crew, now hell-bent on tracking them down. 

Washington and Brown appear to be looking forward to working with Mahoney.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Victoria Mahoney,” they said in a statement. “Her vision is inspiring. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Her artistry and insight have already deepened this electrifying project.”

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Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown speaks onstage at the ‘Indie Contenders Roundtable’ presented by The Hollywood Reporter at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi at TCL at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on November 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for AFI)

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The film is another huge accomplishment for Mahoney, one of Hollywood’s most sought-after Black, female directors. 

“Like with all of her work, she will bring iconic action, warmth, style, and gravitas to Shadow Force,” Erin Westerman, the president of production for Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “We know she, along with Kerry and Sterling and the talented production team will elevate this exciting production.”

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Mahoney directed the 2011 film Yelling to the Sky starring Zöe Kravitz and Jason Clarke. She’s also directed episodes of Power, Queen Sugar, Lovecraft Country and Grey’s Anatomy.

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