Amandla Stenberg Added to Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Eddy’ for Netflix

Another star of talent is casted for Damien Chazelle‘s “The Eddy.” Amandla Stenberg, star of last year’s “The Hate U Give,” has been cast for Chazelle’s upcoming musical drama series for Netflix.

As reported on by Deadline, Stenberg will be appearing the series, showing more of her range and tapping into her dramatic reach even further in a project that marks her fifth television credit. Some of Stenberg’s previous projects include “The Hunger Games,” “Everything, Everything” and “Where Hands Touch.” Her rising star is headed up as she’s quickly become one of Hollywood’s strongest young actresses. She gave a stunning performance in last year’s “The Hate U Give,” a film adapted from the Angie Thomas novel.

From the Deadline article:

Stenberg will play Julie, the teenage daughter of Elliott (Holland) who shows up suddenly in Paris and forces him to face his past. The Eddy is an eight-part musical drama set in contemporary multicultural Paris revolving around a club, its owner, the house band, and the chaotic city that surrounds them.

Amandla Stenberg in “The Hate U Give”

Just last month, the Netflix original series added André Holland and Joanna Kulig to its cast. Chazelle is executive producing as well as directing the first two episodes, with Holland serving as co-producer. The slate of episode directors includes Cannes’ Camera d’Or-winner Houda Benyamina, Emmy winner Alan Poul and Jack Thorne. Glen Ballard, a six-time Grammy Award winner, is writing the band songs for the series. The eight-episode musical series is written by Jack Thorne.

“The Eddy” is being produced by Atlantique Productions and Fifty Fathoms Production. Production on the series has begun and shooting begins in the spring in Paris, France. Endeavor Content is slated to release the original series onto Netflix in 2020.

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