Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal To Star in ‘Blindspotting’ 

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Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal To Star in ‘Blindspotting’ 
Posted by Wilson Morales

July 19, 2017

Source: Deadline

According to Deadline, Daveed Diggs, who starred in the original Hamilton Broadway musical, and Rafael Casal are set to topline Snoot Entertainment’s upcoming film Blindspotting, from music video director Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature directorial debut.

The film, written by Diggs and Casal, loosely based on their experiences growing up in the Bay Area, is about two movers set against the colorful backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

The cast also features Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Ethan Embry, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kevin Carroll, Nyambi Nyambi, John Chaffin, and Wayne Knight.

Snoot’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder are producing the film with Diggs and Casal, while WME Global will rep domestic rights for the project.

Diggs originated the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway musical smash Hamilton, for which he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor. Since then, he has also appeared in TV series such as ABC’s Black-ish and The Get Down and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix and will be seen in TNT’s pilot Snowpiercer as well as Lionsgate’s upcoming feature Wonder opposite Julia Roberts and 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios upcoming animated movie, Ferdinand.

Together, Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal have worked on Hobbes & Me, a shot-for-shot (or panel-for-panel) adaptation of Bill Watterson’s classic comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes. They were also part of the Getback crew in the Bay area.

 


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