The Cannes film market is finally getting underway with a litany of news stories coming out of the multi-day event. One of the hottest packages to stem from the festival features an all-star lineup. As first reported by Deadline, Anthony Mackie, Martin Freeman, Uzo Aduba, and Sarah Paulson are set to star in the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning 2010 play Clybourne Park.
Written by playwright Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park is a spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s all-time classic play A Raisin in the Sun. Loosely based on historical events that took place in Chicago, the story takes in 1959. When white, middle-class residents Russ and Bev plan to sell their home following the death of their son, their neighbor informs them that the family who is buying the house is black and that he is attempting to discourage the black family from moving into the neighborhood.
Nick Robinson (Maid) and Hillary Baack (Sound of Metal) will appear in the film’s ensemble cast as well. Pam MacKinnon, who directed Broadway’s Clybourne Park, is on-board for the cinematic version of the story, making her feature directorial debut.
Anthony Mackie is fresh off a stellar run as the new Captain America in Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Additionally, the actor will the role in the fourth Captain America movie for Marvel Studios. Moreover, the actor will star alongside David Harbour and Tig Notaro will star in a new family adventure for Netflix titled We Have A Ghost. Martin Freeman currently stars in the hit FX series Breeders. Up next, the Hobbit actor will return to the MCU in both the Disney+ series Secret Invasion as well as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Meanwhile, Uzo Aduba is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role in Orange Is the New Black. Up next, the multitalented actress will voice the character Hawthorne in Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear.
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