As reported by AP (in Salon), a new movie,  ‘The Power of Few’ makes limited-release debut.

clip_image001NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian and actor Anthony Anderson [pictured] sheds his funnyman persona to play a tattoo-faced, gun-wielding thug in “The Power of Few,” an independent action-drama making its limited-release debut Friday.

Anderson, star of the NBC sitcom “Guys With Kids,” told The Associated Press the main reason he took the part was its departure from the comedic roles for which he’s known. But there was another draw: It meant a return to New Orleans, where Anderson lived for a short while after Hurricane Katrina when working on the Fox detective drama “K-Ville,” a post-Katrina series set in New Orleans that aired in 2007 and 2008.

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The film is part mystery, with a dose of religious conspiracy surrounding the Shroud of Turin — a centuries-old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.

A few years ago: the Shroud of what?