Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz Join Donald Glover’s FX Pilot ‘Atlanta’

stanfieldDonald Glover just rounded out the lead cast of his in-the-works FX pilot Atlanta. According to Deadline, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield (Dope, Selma, Straight Outta Compton), and Zazie Beetz will costar in the pilot, which centers on “two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.” Henry will play Atlanta’s hottest new rapper, Stanfield will play Alfred’s right-hand man Darius, and Beetz will play Van, “a pragmatist caught up in a complicated relationship with Earn (Glover) due to their daughter.” Production on the pilot begins at the end of this month, and Hiro Murai — who directed Glover’s music video for “Sober” — will direct.

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