Rapper T.I And Soul Food Actor Mekhi Phifer Is Set For Remake Of 1977 Award-Winning Miniseries " The Roots"
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Mekhi Phifer is set to play Jerusalem, a mute slave who isn't quite what he appears to be. T.I. will play Cyrus, a strong-willed slave who fights for the Union Army against Confederate Forces.
Emayatzy Corinealdi will take the role of Belle, the wife of Kunta Kinte (played by Malachi Kirby).
These two join Anika Noni Rose, Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke, Forest
Whitaker and other accomplished actors and actresses for the reboot. Mario Van Peebles will be involved as one of the miniseries' many directors.
It should also be noted that The Roots' Questlove is the music executive producer, and Will Packer (Straight Outta Compton, The Wedding Ringer, Obsessed) will serve as an executive producer for the project.