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Steven Silver to Lead "The Obituary of Tunde Johnson"

13 Reason's Star Steven Silver is no stranger to "heavy teen dramas.

Steven has just booked the lead role in The Obituary of Tunde Johnson: an indie film directed by Everybody Hates Chris creator Ali LeRoi.

(Via Deadline):

"Set in Southern California, the film centers on Tunde Johnson (Silver), a queer, black prep school senior who finds himself in an endless loop of police brutality. Soren O’Connor (Neville) is Johnson’s all-American athlete boyfriend who hides his sexuality from both his conservative father and society by maintaining a relationship with Tunde’s best friend Marley Meyers (Peltz)."

Production is scheduled to begin this week in Los Angeles.

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