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Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown joins star-studded Black Panther adaptation

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.