‘Harriet’ Adds ‘Queen Sugar’s Omar J. Dorsey, ‘Colony’s Tory Kittles & More

Filming is slated to begin filming this month in Virginia. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.” /> The four join Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo who stars as Tubman, as well as,Vanessa Bell Calloway, Zackary Momoh, Deborah Ayorinde, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters. Lemmons co-wrote Harriet with Gregory Allen Howard.
The actors' roles are being kept under wraps though we've learned that Bell will be playing Tubman's brother Harry who lives and works on the Brodess plantation.
EXCLUSIVE: In the wake of pop R&B and Hidden Figures star Janelle Monae boarding Focus Features' Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet earlier this week, four more actors have joined the Kasi Lemmons-directed pic including Queen Sugar's Omar J. Bell who stars in AT&T's Nigerian Prince. Dorsey, Colony's Tory Kittles, Ben Is Back's Tim Guinee and Antonio J.
Bell has been seen in such movies as Life of the Party, Baby Driver and The Boss and is represented by Domain Talent, Rothman / Andrés Entertainment, and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman Dorsey, who can be seen this month in Universal/Blumhouse/Miramax's Halloween, and recently starred in Netflix's Central Park Five, is repped by Innovative Artists, Aligned Entertainment, and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Guinee is repped by Innovative Artists, Principal Entertainment LA, and the Peikoff Mahan Law Office. Kittles, whose credits also include Detective Thomas Papania on HBO's True Detective and Laroy Wayne on FX's Sons of Anarchy, is represented by APA, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

‘Come Away’ Fantasy Pic Starring Angelina Jolie And David Oyelowo Adds Cast, Begins Shoot

Reece Yates will play David. Keira Chansa and Jordan Nash, both newcomers, have been set to play Alice and Peter, respectively. Leesa Kahn, James Spring, Oyelowo, Jolie and Andrea Keir are producing.
Oyelowo recently wrapped shooting on BBC One's six-part event adaptation of Les Misérables.” /> For Jolie, this comes after she began production on Maleficent 2 in May.
The pic has just started filming in the UK for seven weeks, followed by three weeks in Los Angeles. EXCLUSIVE: The Crown's Anna Chancellor and The Wire's Clarke Peters have joined the cast of Come Away, the fantasy drama starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo that is serving as the live-action debut of Brave director Brenda Chapman.
The plot: Before Alice went to Wonderland, and before Peter became Pan, they were brother and sister who live an idyllic childhood with parents Jack and Rose (Oyelowo and Jolie) and older brother David. Fate turns their games of tea parties, pirates and lost boys upside down, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.
As Deadline scooped in May, the pic, from UK-based Fred Films and Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon Productions, is imagined as a prequel to Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan and was scripted by Marissa Kate Goodhill.