'Black Panther' Movie Adds Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett attends the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Angela Bassett attends the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

By Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter

Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler is directing the project, which will star Chadwick Boseman in the title role. Actors Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba are also on the call sheet.

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Bassett will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther.

Comic book cover featuring the Ramonda character to be played by Angela Bassett (Image: Marvel)
Comic book cover featuring the Ramonda character to be played by Angela Bassett (Image: Marvel)

The film is slated for a Feb. 16, 2018, release.

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Ramonda in the comics (Marvel)
Ramonda in the comics (Marvel)

Bassett is one of the stars of American Horror Story, Fox’s horror anthology, with her work garnering two Emmy nominations. She last appeared on the big screen in London Has Fallen and before that, Spike Lee’s Chi-raq

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