'Black Panther' Movie Adds Angela Bassett

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Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Marvel's Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler is directing the project, which will star Chadwick Boseman in the title role. Actors Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Florence Kasumba also are on the call sheet.

Bassett will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa, aka Black Panther.

The film is slated for a Feb. 16, 2018, release.

Bassett is one of the stars of American Horror Story, Fox’s horror anthology, with her work garnering two Emmy nominations. She last appeared on the big screen in London Has Fallen and before that, Spike Lee’s Chi-raq. 

She is repped by Gersh, Lighthouse Entertainment, and Fox Rothschild.

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