Posted by | Ray Cornelius

S&A is reporting that Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker is releasing a new thriller through CodeBlack Entertainment titled, Repentance. Previously called Vipaka, the ‘southern gothic’ is set to be released on February 28, 2014.

According to the film’s IMDB page, Repentance is about an earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, who is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas’ teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma – action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for their past sins. The film stars Whitaker alongside Anthony Mackie, Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Arie Parker and Mike Epps.

Reportedly, the film premiered earlier this year at the Slamdance Film Festival and Pan African Film Festival and is scripted by Shintaro Shimosawa.  Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi are serving as producers of the film along with the director Philippe Caland.

Check out the first poster for the film below:

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Repentance  opens nationwide in theaters February 28, 2014.

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