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Bilal Javed

THE ROLE PLAYER

Feature Screenplay

By Bilal Javed

SYNOPSIS

A former undrafted and short-­term NFL lineman suffering from depression and a limp, Lamar Thompson spends what little he has and returns home to Detroit to bury his estranged father. Hopeless without a proper education and a damaged skill set, he rekindles a childhood bond that he was forced to break and becomes entrenched in the world of crime, prostitution, and violence that he once fled. Through his high school coach-­turned-­priest, his volatile but loyal friend Chuckie, and one of Chuckie’s girls, Tina, and her son, Lamar slowly finds a new lease on life until a dangerous drug trafficking deal threatens it all. Lamar must choose between double-crossing his best friend Chuckie a second time, or losing the only real joy he has in Tina. The new plan brings purpose and pace to Lamar’s life, but with it come the inevitable dangers of playing with fire.  

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CONTACT

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