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MAJOR MOVES: Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role In BET’s ‘The Yard’ + Nicole Beharie & Jesse Williams Join ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake


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Anika Noni Rose, Nicole Beharie and Jesse Williams just signed on to star in some new projects. Deets inside….

YBF actress Anika Noni Rose just signed on to star in an upcoming BET drama. The Tony Award winner, who’s gearing up to premiere as Kizzy in the History Channel’s "Roots" remake, nabbed the lead role in the 2-hour scripted pilot, The Yard.

According to Deadline, Anika will play Eva, the newly elected President of the fictional college Georgia A&M. The site reports Eva will join the campus to find a bold, brazen and diverse freshman class that promises to keep her hands full.

The cast includes “Vampire Diaries” star Jasmine Guy, “Castle” star Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and “General Hospital” star Sean Blakemore. Yes to YBFers getting work!

Filming has already started in Atlanta. No word yet on when the film will be released.

By the way, Anika will be guest starring on the hit STARZ series “Power” when it returns for its 3rd season this July.

In other movie news...

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Former “Sleepy Hollow” star Nicole Beharie (who was just killed off the show) and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams will be joining Michael Ealy on a new project. The actors are set to join the upcoming remake of the 1990 psychological horror thriller Jacob’s Ladder, which will be helmed by director David M. Rosenthal.

Yes, YBF peeps in a horror flick. If Michael Ealy is as creepy as he was in The Perfect Guy, we’re so here for it.

We’ll keep you posted on the film deets...


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