Colman Domingo Joins Barry Jenkins’ Love Story “If Beale Street Could Talk”

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Colman Domingo Joins Barry Jenkins’ Love Story “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Posted by Wilson Morales

October 25, 2017

Source: Deadline

Deadline is reporting that Tony nominated actor Colman Doming has been added to the cast of Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins‘ next feature, the love story “If Beale Street Could Talk,” joining newcomer Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Teyonah Parris, and Regina King.

Production on the film is expected to start in October.

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” follows Tish (Layne), a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first born child. The movie is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.

James will play Fonny, Tish’s fiance, while Parris will play Tish’s streetwise sister, Ernestine, who is determined to help her future brother-in-law prove his innocence. Although it’s not confirmed, it’s assumed that King will play Tish’s mother, Sharon.

Domingo will play Tish’s fiercely loving father who makes his daughter’s crusade his own.

The movie will mark Jenkins’ first production with Annapurna and a reunion of “Moonlight’s” producing team with PASTEL and Plan B.  “Moonlight” won this year’s best picture Oscar.

Domingo, Tony-nominated for 2010’s The Scottsboro Boys who also starred on Broadway in Chicago, just wrapped his third season on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. His film credits include Birth of a Nation, Selma and Lincoln, and The Knickand Lucifer on the TV side.


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