David Oyelowo to shoot Channel 4’s ‘Complicit’

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David Oyelowo is set to star in a new Channel 4 single drama called Complicit. The drama will explore the moral road bumps that come with intelligence war.

“It’s about the politics of torture within MI5,” Oyelowo tells Screen Daily. “About that thin line that MI5 officers have to straddle in the wake of Guantanamo.”

In Complicit the main character Edward, an MI5 officer, wrestles with some of the key moral questions of our time. Can we fight Terror with torture? Or do we lose everything, and everything we stand for as a democratic nation, by allying ourselves with the torturers of a brutal foreign regime?

Oyelowo’s credits include The Help, Rise of The Planet of the Apes, and Red Tails. He can be seen next in the crime thriller 96 Minutes, and Ava DuVernay‘s indie drama Middle of Nowhere.

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