Gugu was born in Oxford, England. After Graduating from RADA in 2004 she appeared in TV series Bad Girls, Bonekickers and Doctor Who. In 2013 She starred in Amma Asante's film Belle, playing the eponymous historical character, Dido.Followed by starring in Gina Prince-Bythewood's film Beyond The Lights
Video: Keanu Reeves & Gugu Mbatha-Raw search for ‘The Whole Truth’ in Legal Thriller [Clip]
“The case before you is a simple one. The defendant stabbed and murdered his father.” A simple case. A shadow of doubt. A perfect lie. Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, ‘The Whole Truth,’and nothing but the truth? So help you God.“I did it.” In ‘The Whole Truth’courtroom drama small town Louisiana defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves) works on a tough case to defend a family friends 17-year-old son who may have murdered his father in cold blood. Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso) is suspected of murdering his wealthy father (Jim Belushi). To make matters worse, his young client refuses to speak to anyone on the matter except to say that he is guilty.
Published on 18 Oct 2016
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“I asked for your help in keeping this boy out of prison.” Ramsay enlists the help of a young lawyer Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who is determined to find out the truth about what happened that day.“What if Mike didn’t stab his father? It’s like you’re protecting her. He shouldn’t even be on trial.”
“I wanted to play Ramsey as a self-made man who has a certain toughness,” said Reeves.“He’s from the wrong side of tracks, and so he understands what it takes to get where is, and keep himself successful. But he’s also full of weak spots. He knows that about himself and about other people. I think half of the fun of this movie is figuring out what his weaknesses are.”
“We stick to the strategy.” The other half saidReeves, “is the whodunit factor.” “Did Mike see and hear your husband hit you?” “Yes.” The boy’s mother, played by a barely recognizable Renée Zellweger,begs Keanu to save her son from prison. But does she have her own secrets to hide? “All witnesses lie. Everyone involved in the trial is screwing everyone else until proven otherwise.”
“This testimony has clearly been arranged and rehearsed.”Directed by Courtney Hunt and written by Nicholas Kazan with a cast that includes: Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gabriel Basso, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jim Belushi, ‘The Whole Truth’will be released in theaters October 21, 2016.