Oprah, Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad and more have been the first to be cast in the upcoming HBO special Between The World And Me.
The special is based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New York Times bestseller of the same name.
Originally adapted and staged by the Apollo Theater in 2018, the special will combine elements of that production, including readings from Coates’ book, according to Deadline. It will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors’ home life, archival footage, and animation.
Also cast are Pauletta Washington, Courtney B. Vance, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and Joe Morton.