Jeffrey Wright and Grantham Coleman have joined the cast of Netflix’s Rustin along with Lilli Kay, Jordan-Amanda Hall, Jakeem Dante Powell, Ayana Workman, Jamilah Nadege Rosemond, Jules Latimer, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Frank Harts, Kevin Mambo.
They join previously announced Colman Domingo — who stars as Civil Rights leader Bayard Rustin — Chris Rock, Glynn Turman Audra McDonald, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, Johnny Ramey, CCH Pounder, Michael Potts, Carra Patterson, Adrienne Warren, Bill Irwin and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.
The George C. Wolfe-directed pic tells the story of how Rustin overcame an onslaught of obstacles and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington. Rustin is the first film production from Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground, which has their deal at Netflix.
Episode 9 will feature quite a few guest stars. They are: Khalil Kain as character (Frank Castlewood), Adrian Alvarado as character (ATF Agent Sanchez), Hamish Allan-Headley as character (Logan Winters), Nat Cassidy as character (McCain), Danny Gavigan as character (Rob Dolan), Ross Alden as character (Trustee Julien), Asra Arif as character (Escort #1), Lindsey Bryce as character (Escort #2), Yaron Urbas as character (Lawyer), Aline Stokes as character (EMT) and James Camacho as character (Delivery Person).