There’s a new psychological thriller hitting theaters this weekend and this time it’s all about a marriage gone bad. In Til Death Do Us Part, directed by Chris Stokes, Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane, Imposters) plays a pyscho husband on the hunt for his runaway wife, played by Annie Ilonzeh (All Eyez On Me).
But while the premise sounds familiar, Bishop told us its not like anything you’ve seen before.
“This one goes pretty deep into domestic abuse, both psychologically and physically,” explained Bishop. “I think there have been times when people have touched on it and go right up to the edge and let you imagine what goes on, but here we cross the line.”
And audiences will see Bishop cross the line from hunky hearthrob to evil psychopath. “I didn’t enjoy playing this role,” said Bishop. “But the solace I took was that I was going to be able to extend myself as an actor and show people something they had never seen from me.”
But while Bishop plays the bad guy, Taye Diggs plays the knight in shining armor. “Taye kind of comes on in a charming way, and brings her a sense of peace,” explains Ilonzeh. “They have a pretty cute relationship, a very soft, sweet relationship.”
Diggs and Bishop, on the other hand, don’t have the greatest relationship (on screen) but you’ll have to wait and see how all that turns out when Til Death Do Us Part hits theaters Sept. 29.