Ruth Negga to Play Josephine Baker in Upcoming Limited Series ‘Josephine’

Ruth Negga has signed on to star in the upcoming limited series Josephine, which will follow the life of the legendary entertainer Josephine Baker.

The 39-year-old Oscar-nominated actress will also serve as an executive producer on the project, which also counts LeBron James as an EP.

The project was written by David Makes Man showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence and will be directed by Emmy-nominated director Millicent Shelton.

Deadline reports that “Josephine is a raw and unflinching look at the force of nature that was Josephine Baker, the biggest Black female artist of her time. From international superstar and decorated WWII spy, to civil rights activist and flawed mother, Josephine delves into the raw talent, sexual fluidity, struggles and bold life of an icon.”

Ruth‘s upcoming movie Passing recently premiered at Sundance and some big news was announced there!

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