Actor Forest Whitaker attends the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on December 2, 2013 in New York City

Actor Forest Whitaker attends the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on December 2, 2013 in New York City

*Forest Whitaker follows up his appearance in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” with the psychological thriller “Repentance.”

The actor stars as a single father coping with the recent mysterious death of his mother. Suspecting that a well-known psychiatrist (Anthony Mackie) might have been involved in her death, he kidnaps the man and his family — relentlessly torturing them in hopes of uncovering the truth.

Mike Epps also stars.

Philippe Caland directed from the screenplay he wrote with Shintaro Shimosawa. Caland also produced with Whitaker and his producing partner, Nina Yang Bongiovi.

Lionsgate’s CodeBlack Films will release the film on February 28 in the U.S.