Thursday, May 05, 2022

Janelle Monaé Cast as Josephine Baker

Janelle Monaé starring in and producing a new movie about Josephine Baker...

From Deadline 
Eight-time Grammy nominee and SAG winner Janelle Monaé (Hidden Figures) is set to star as iconic entertainer and freedom fighter Josephine Baker in TV series De La Resistance, we can reveal.
Moonlight and Everything Everywhere All At Once outfit A24 is behind the buzzy package, which is currently being fought over by multiple streamers.
The focus of the drama will be on Baker’s role as a spy for the Allies during the French resistance helping defeat the Nazis, and on her experience as one of the world’s most iconic, talented and glamorous entertainers.
Monáe is also producing the film under her Wondaland banner.