Los Angeles, CA (October 25, 2017) – Award-winning actor Colman Domingo (“Fear the Walking Dead”) has joined the cast of Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” it was announced today. The Broadway veteran joins previously announced cast members Stephan James and newcomer KiKi Layne in Jenkins’ highly-anticipated follow up to the Academy Award-winning “Moonlight.”
Adapting James Baldwin’s eponymous novel, “If Beale Street Could Talke” is the story of Tish (Layne), a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s (James) innocence while carrying their firstborn child to term. It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love, and the promise of the American dream. Domingo plays Tish’s fiercely loving father who makes his daughter’s crusade his own.
Annapurna is financing and producing the film alongside PASTEL and Plan B Entertainment. The film marks the first feature under the production pact between PASTEL and Annapurna and is also part of Plan B’s production deal with Annapurna. Jenkins has been working closely with the Baldwin Estate to write the screenplay, and production is slated to begin this month.
The multitalented Domingo is an OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award-winning and Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award-nominated actor, playwright, and director with credits across theater, film, and television. Most notably, Domingo is currently directing the play, “A Guide for Homesick” for Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company and “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole,” a play which he co-wrote with Patricia McGregor, that is in production at People’s Light in Philadelphia. He also recently wrapped his third season as Victor Strand in AMC’s hit series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” which aired its finale this past week. He’s also in development on the drama “In the Middle of the Street,” inspired by his play “Dot,” for AMC.
Additional credits include the films “Birth of a Nation,” “Selma,” and “Lincoln,” and TV shows “The Knick,” “Lucifer,” and “Law & Order.” His theater credits include “Chicago,” “Scottsboro Boys,” “Exit Cuckoo,” and “Passing Strange,” among others.
Domingo is represented by Liebman Entertainment and The Gersh Agency.