• Barry Jenkins' ‘The Underground Railroad' Adaptation At Amazon Sets Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre And Chase W. Dillon In Lead Roles

    9 days ago - By Deadline

    The cast of Barry Jenkins's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's bestselling novel The Underground Railroad is starting to come together. Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre and Chase W. Dillon have been set to play Cora, Caesar and Homer respectively in the forthcoming Amazon series. A native of South Africa, Mbedu has starred in shows including Liberty, Shuga as well...
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  • Amazon's Underground Railroad Series Casts Three Main Roles

    Amazon's Underground Railroad Series Casts Three Main Roles

    9 days ago - By Coming Soon

    Amazon's Underground Railroad series casts three main roles
    Variety is reporting that Oscar and Golden-Globe winner Barry Jenkins' Amazon series The Underground Railroad has found three of its main cast members.
    South African native Thuso Mbedu will star as Cora, with Chase W. Dillon playing as Homer, and Aaron Pierre set to play Caesar.
    RELATED: Barry Jenkins Confirmed to Direct Amazon's The Underground Railroad
    The highly-anticipated series, based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, will consist of 11 episodes and follows Cora, a slave on a cotton...
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  • Barry Jenkins Amazon Drama ‘Underground Railroad' Casts 3 Leads

    9 days ago - By The Wrap

    Amazon has cast three of its leads for Barry Jenkins' upcoming adaption of Colson Whitehead's “The Underground Railroad.”
    Jenkins is directing all 11 episodes Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling novel. Thuso Mbedu will star as Cora, with Chase W. Dillon as Homer, and Aaron Pierre as Caesar.
    Whitehead's novel centers on a young slave named Cora and her journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping her Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and...
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