Phylicia Rashad Revealed As ‘Black Panther’ Cast Member By Sterling K. Brown
We’re almost being spoiled with the cast of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther solo film.
There’s yet another name being added thanks to new addition Sterling K. Brown slipping during an interview with The Undefeated (via HeroicHollywood) that veteran actress Phylicia Rashad last seen in Coogler’s Creed is also among the cast.
“I just worked with Chad on a film called Marshall, about Thurgood Marshall. He’s such a talented human being and a deep soul. He’s the perfect personality to fully inhabit T’Challa. So, to rejoin him, and to work with Academy Award winners … to be with Michael B. Jordan after the incredible work he’s done in Creed. Danai Gurira, Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker — like, it’s embarrassing. I’m good at what I do — I don’t try to do any sort of false modesty — but, ‘Wow! I get to be with all of you people!?!’ I think Ryan Coogler is one of the great storytellers that we have working today. The meeting I had with Nate Moore before I even got to chance to audition for Panther and to see the level of knowledge, and just passion that he has for the whole universe, and for this project in particular … it’s in such good hands. I worked with Joe Robert Cole — he was one of our writers on The People vs. O.J. who co-writes with Ryan Coogler [on Panther]. Like, everyone is so good at what they do.”
Although, we currently don’t have a clue who she could be playing the film.
Production begins on January 15th in Atlanta with its release date set for February 18th, 2018.
SOURCE: THE UNDEFEATED