Michael Beach Added To Barry Jenkins’ Love Story “If Beale Street Could Talk”Posted by Wilson Morales
November 2, 2017
Blackfilm.com has learned that Michael Beach is the latest addition to the cast of Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins‘ next feature, the love story “If Beale Street Could Talk,”
The duo join newcomer Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Teyonah Parris, Regina King, and Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Dave Franco, and Ed Skrein.
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. King will play Tish’s mother, Sharon. Domingo will play Joseph, Tish’s fiercely loving father who makes his daughter’s crusade his own. Henry will play Daniel Carty, a friend of Fonny (James).
Beach will play Frank Hunt, the father of Fonny.
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.
A veteran of many films and TV shows such as Waiting to Exhale, ER, Third Watch, Stargate: Atlantis, Sons of Anarchy and The 100, Beach is currently recurring on the new CW series “Dynasty” as well as Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC series “For the People.” He will next will be seen in James Wan’s DC Comics/Warner Bros’ film Aquaman as well as Deep Blue Sea 2.