John Henry is an upcoming dramatic thriller film starring Terry Crews and Ludacris, and directed by Will Forbes.
The movie follows the story of ex-gang member, John Henry (Terry Crews), who traded violence for a quieter life taking care of his aging father (Ken Foree) in South Los Angeles. Henry meets two immigrant children running from his former gang leader (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) and has to decide whether to revisit his troubled past to help give the two children a better future.
- Starring : Terry Crews / Ludacris
- Genre : Drama / Thriller
- Country : United States
- Language : English
- Director : Will Forbes
- Production : Defiant Studios / Automatik / Kodiak Pictures
- Distributor : Saban Films
John Henry movie
John Henry release date
- January 24, 2020 : USA
John Henry cast
- Terry Crews
- Ludacris as Hell
- Jamila Velazquez as Berta
- Ken Foree as BJ Henry
- Tyler Alvarez as Oscar
- Joseph Julian Soria as Emilio
- Rich Morrow as Young John Henry
- Maestro Harrell as Young Hell
- Kimberly Hebert Gregory as Tasha
- Dohn Norwood as Midnight
- Boone Platt as Officer Kevin Towle
- Jalyn Hall as Deydey
- Daffany McGaray Clark as Savage
- Jamar Malachi Neighbors as Corey
- Baadja-Lyne Odums as Gram(as Lyne Odums)
On May 30, 2018, it was announced that Terry Crews and Ludacris had signed as lead characters in the film, starring alongside, Jamila Velazquez, Ken Foree, Tyler Alvarez and Joseph Julian Soria. The dramatic thriller film is produced by Eric B. Fleischman’s Defiant Studios, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik and Maurice Fadida’s Kodiak Pictures. Principal photography for the film began in Los Angeles, California in May 2018.
Terry Crews (age 51), who plays the title role of John Henry, is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and former professional football player. Crews played Julius Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris”. He hosted the US version of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and starred in the BET reality series The Family Crews.
Crews appeared in films such as Friday After Next (2002), White Chicks (2004), Idiocracy (2006), Blended (2014), and the Expendables series. Since 2013, he has played NYPD Lieutenant Terry Jeffords in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He hosted America’s Got Talent in 2019, following his involvement in the same role for the program’s spin-off series America’s Got Talent: The Champions from January 2019.
Prior to becoming actively involved in the entertainment industry, Crews was a former defensive end and linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins, as well as in the World League of American Football with Rhein Fire, and college football at Western Michigan University.
Crews is also a public advocate for women’s rights and activist against sexism and has shared stories of the abuse his family endured at the hands of his violent father. He was included among the group of people named as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2017 for going public with stories of sexual assault.
Meanwhile, Crews’ co-star in the movie, Ludacris, (real name Christopher Brian Bridges) is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris (age 42) is the founder of the American record label Disturbing tha Peace.
Ludacris is a multi-awarded actor and musician, having won Screen Actors Guild, Critic’s Choice, MTV, and 3 Grammy Awards. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential “Dirty South” rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, Ludacris was featured in Forbes list titled “Hip-Hop Cash Kings”, as he earned $8 million.
As an actor, Ludacris has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year’s Eve (2011). He is best known for playing Tej Parker in The Fast and the Furious film series.
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