The Get Down cast’s new projects
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac) – Abdul-Mateen co-stars in Baywatch, which dives into theaters this weekend, and he’ll share the screen with Zac Efron once again in the Hugh Jackman musical The Greatest Showman, which swings into theaters this December. Perhaps most significantly, the actor has been cast as Black Manta in James Wan’s Aquaman, which washes ashore on Dec. 21, 2018.
Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic) – He’s going to be playing Miles Morales in Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie, which comes out on Dec. 14, 2018.
Justice Smith (Ezekiel ‘Books’ Figuero) – Books booked a role alongside Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World sequel, which is slated to take a big bite out of the box office on June 22, 2018.
Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash) – He co-stars in the Sundance sensation Patti Cake$, which will make some noise August 18. He also has roles in Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store and the upcoming Kristen Stewart thriller Underwater.
Giancarlo Esposito (Pastor Ramon Cruz) – You’ll see him next month among the ensemble of Netflix’s original movie Okja, which received mostly positive reviews out of Cannes. He also has a supporting role in the new Maze Runner movie starring Dylan O’Brien.
Yolanda Ross (Ms. Green) – She pops up all too briefly in Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, which features Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey, and she’s currently filming Rick Famuyiwa’s Showtime series The Chi.
Shyrley Rodriguez (Regina) – You’ll see her alongside John Boyega in Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Zabryna Guevara (Mrs. Cruz) – She has a role in the Sundance hit The Incredible Jessica Jones starring Jessica Williams.
Daveed Diggs (Adult Books) – He co-stars with Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the YA novel Wonder, and he also has a role alongside Andy Samberg and Orlando Bloom in the HBO comedy Tour de Pharmacy. Diggs also lends his voice to the animated movie Ferdinand, and he just booked the lead role in the Snowpiercer TV series.
Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling) – Brooks has a role in the award-winning Sundance drama Crown Heights starring Lakeith Stanfield, and he’s currently filming the sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds with Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie.