Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

CONGRATS to “Shots Fired” actor Stephan James. The 23-year-old Canadian born star will be playing opposite Oscar-winning actress and screen icon Julia Roberts in a new Amazon series titled, “Homecoming.” Filming is set to begin in 2018.

According to DEADLINE, “Homecoming” is a psychological thriller that centers on Heidi (Roberts), a caseworker at a secret government facility, and a soldier (James) eager to rejoin civilian life. James’ Walter is a young military veteran with an underlying confidence and quiet sense of humor, who begins the Homecoming Initiative and is assigned to Heidi.

The series is based on Gimlet Media’s breakout fictional podcast and is written by the podcast’s creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg and directed by Esmail.  Amazon Studios also have the global rights to the series and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Look for James to star in Barry Jenkin‘s highly anticipated film adaptation of James Baldwin‘s classic story, “If Beale Street Could Talk” along with Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, KiKi Layne and newly added Aunjanue L. Ellis.

Stay tuned…

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