Gail Bean, Stephan James, Jerrika Hinton Among 6 Added to Netflix’s Adaptation of The Piano Lesson

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Six more have been added to the cast of Netflix’s Adaptation of the “The Piano Lesson.” Gail Bean, Stephan James, Malik J. Ali, Jerrika Hinton, Jay Peterson and Matrell Smith. They join previously cast Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, who recently finished a successful Broadway run of the play. As well as Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler, Michael Potts, and Corey Hawkins.

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“The Piano Lesson” is part of Wilson’s renowned 10-play series called the “American Century Cycle,” which includes acclaimed works such as “Fences” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, the story revolves around the Charles family and their treasured heirloom, a piano adorned with designs carved by their enslaved ancestor.

Erykah Badu was also recently added to make a special cameo appearance with musical performances.

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Malcolm Washington, Denzel and Pauletta Washington’s youngest son will be making his directorial debut with The Piano Lesson. Malcolm co-wrote the script with Virgil Williams, known for his work on “Mudbound.” The film is produced by Denzel Washington and Todd Black with Constanza Romero, Jennifer Roth and Katia Washington serving as exec producers.

The film adaptation of “The Piano Lesson” holds great significance, as it explores themes of family legacy, deprivation, and opportunity.

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