Forest Whitaker is negotiating to make his next film Afterwards, with French filmmaker Gilles Bourdos, based on Guillaume Musso's novel "Et après...", according to Production Weekly.

Whitaker will play Nathan Del Amico, a brilliant New York lawyer, who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Mallory, his only love. Until he meets Garrett Goodrich, a mysterious doctor who introduces himself as a "messenger ". He claims that he can sense when certain people are about to die, and that he is sent to help them put their life in order before it's too late. Nathan doesn't believe a word of this, but soon afterwards he witnesses some disconcerting scenes which seem to confirm the doctor's claims. And that is when Nathan understands that he is soon going to die.

The film will be shot in New York and Arizona later this year.