Isaiah Washington is set to star in the indie drama, The Least of These.

He'll be playing a priest returning to the Catholic high school where he once was sexually abused, notes The Hollywood Reporter. His character replaces a missing teacher who molested several teenage boys and might have been killed by one of them.

Nathan Scoggins is writing and directing; making his feature debut of writer-director , a campus church founder, former Christian singer-songwriter and nondenominational Christian worship leader, who said that his wife suggested Washington for the role.

The Least of These begins a monthlong shoot in June in Los Angeles.