The list of additional people cast in Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man movie has been announced and the roster includes Judy Greer from Archer, John Slattery from Mad Men, Bobby Cannavale Boardwalk Empire, and the “King of the South” himself, T.I.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film which will star Paul Rudd as its title character, began principle photography in San Diego on Monday. Which role T.I. will fill is still unknown but we are pretty sure that TIP is ready to flex his acting chops on the silver screen. The 33-year-old rapper made his big debut as Rashad in the 2006 ATL movie and has since starred in American Gangster, Takers, Identity Thief, and will also be seen in the upcoming Get Hard movie alongside Kevin Hart.
Ant-Man will follow the story of a Marvel superhero who has the power to shrink and has super strength. The film is being produced by Kevin Feige, Alan Fine, Louis D’Esposito, Michael Grillo, Victoria Alonso, and Stan Lee and will be directed by Peyton Reed.
Ant-Man is set to be released on July 17, 2015.
5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs
If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.
1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.
In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary.
2. He’s funny.
Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.
3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.
In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
4. He’s a rapper.
His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle.
5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.
The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.
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