Six-time Tony winner, Audra MacDonald, and best actor in a musical, Miles Frost, join the cast of Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay’s latest film inspired by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabelle Wilkerson. Race: The source of our discontent.
Two previously announced cast members join Oscar nominee Anjana Ellis in the title role, as well as Nycie Nash, Vera Farmiga, Nick Offerman, Connie Nielsen, Jon Bernthal and Jasmine Cephas-Jones.
Written and directed by DuVernay, she is producing with veteran collaborator Paul Garness (Selma, Middle of Nowhereby ARRAY Filmworks.
A bestseller and shortlisted for several awards, Wilkerson’s caste Examines racism in America through the prism of social, economic, and cultural depictions and “pillars” of exclusion. caste Filming took place over several weeks in Savannah GA. The feature is financed by J4A with sales handled by CAA. Previously Netflix-connected caste Will be shooting in Germany and India later this year.
MacDonald has earned six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor and is the only person to win in all four acting categories. He acted on TV A Raisin in the Sun, Private Practice And Good fight. His feature credits include: Beauty and the Beast, respect And The object of my affection. In 2016, MacDonald was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He is a 2015 Primetime Emmy winner for Outstanding Special Class Program Live from Lincoln Center.
Frost won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Michael Jackson in the Broadway theater production. MJ The Musical and received a Grammy Award nomination for Cast Recording.