Black Entertainment : Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mekhi Phifer Join Cast of 'Roots' Reboot

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    Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Matthew Goode, Lane Garrison and G. Hannelius have all joined the cast of A+E Networks' "Roots" reboot.

    The cast of the planned four-night, eight-hour scripted event miniseries already includes Forest Whitaker as “Fiddler,” a slave who tries to mentor Kunta Kinte and risks his life to help him escape; Anika Noni Rose as “Kizzy,” the cherished, smart daughter of Kunta Kinte who maintains her family pride and warrior spirit; Chad L. Coleman as “Mingo,” a stern no-nonsense slave who keeps the Lea plantation afloat; Erica Tazel as “Matilda,” a preacher’s daughter and love interest to “Chicken George”; Derek Luke as “Silla Ba Dibba,” the military trainer of Juffure, charged with transforming teen boys into powerful Mandinka Warriors; Anna Paquin as “Nancy Holt,” the wife of a Confederate officer who has her own agenda when it comes to the handling of slaves; and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as “Tom Lea,” an uneducated slave owner desperate to claw his way into the elite company of Southern gentility.

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    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowan...khi-phifer-join-cast-of-roots-reboot-20151203