Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Barry Jenkins has added more star power to his film adaptation of James Baldwin‘s classic book, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” According to DEADLINE, “Survivor’s Remorse” actress Teyonah Parris will join Stephan James and KiKi Layne in the new project.

As previously reported, “If Beale Street Could Talk” follows Fonny and Tish, a young couple who are in the midst of a whirlwind romance until Fonny is falsely accused of rape. After his imprisonment, Tish finds out she is pregnant and she, her family, and her lawyer race against the clock to find evidence that frees Fonny before the baby is born. James is set to play Fonny and Layne will star as Tish while Parris’ role has yet to be announced.

In addition to Beale Street, Parris will also have a recurring role on Fox’s “Empire” this new season. She has also starred in a number of other TV and film projects including Spike Lee‘s “Chi-Raq” and in TV One’s “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story.”

Stay tuned…

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