Sterling K. Brown, the actor who won an Emmy for his portrayal of lawyer Christopher Darden in The People vs. O.J. Simpson, has signed onto the star-studded cast of Marvel's Black Panther movie. The studio announced Brown's casting Thursday; he will play N'Jobu, a character from Black Panther's past.
Brown joins a stacked cast, with Chadwick Boseman set to reprise his role as Black Panther (aka T'Challa), whom he portrayed in Captain America: Civil War; Michael B. Jordan cast as Erik Killmonger, Black Panther's fearsome nemesis; and Lupita Nyong'o lined up as Nakia, a member of Black Panther's personal guard. Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker will also appear in the film, which has been generating excitement for its strong lineup of black actors:
Black Panther will be directed by Ryan Coogler and is slated for release Feb. 16, 2018.