The Wire's Isaiah Washington and Michael K. Williams (also Boardwalk Empire) have signed on to produce and star in The Suspect, directed by Life Garland from a script by Stuart Connelly, reports Shadow and Act.

Stuart Connelly provided the following synopsis:

"Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn."

Production begins next month.