Lakeith Stanfield first turned heads in 2013’s SXSW breakout “Short Term 12,” but 2015 may be the year he becomes truly ubiquitous. After portraying Jimmie Lee Jackson in “Selma,” the 23-year-old actor and musician will soon be seen in Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” and Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” as well as playing Snoop Dogg in N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” He’ll also play the lead in an untitled true story of a Brooklyn man wrongfully convicted of murder.

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