Mandem on the Wall co-creator, Joivan Wade joins the lead cast of ‘The First Purge’
Coming from Blumhouse (Get Out), Universal and Platinum Dunes The First Purge is the fourth in the Purge franchise but will be the prequel story. Focusing on events leading up to the inaugural Purge event where, for a 12-hour period, all crime is legal.
Directed by Gerard McMurray and written by James DeMonaco the story is as follows – in order to push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalised, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Joivan’s character and position in the story are as yet unknown, the cast includes Marisa Tomei and fans of Insecure will recognise Ylan Noel aka Daniel.
Aside from The Purge, Joivan has a busy slate, starring as ‘Carter’ in The Dare another horror set to come out this year. He also has a significant role Joivan also has a significant role in British director Ed Lilly’s debut feature ‘Vs.’ – a rite of passage drama set in the UK rap battle scene. Alongside Nicholas Pinnock and Fola Evans-Akingbola.
The First Purge gets its UK release 6 July 2018.