Janelle Monáe has been tapped to play jazz icon Josephine Baker in a forthcoming tv collection from A24, Deadline experiences. The present, titled De La Resistance, will heart on Baker’s work as a world famend jazz performer—and likewise her position as as a spy for the Allies in the course of the French resistance in World Conflict II.
Jennifer Yale, who has labored on collection similar to See, Outlander, and Underground, is the creator and showrunner of De La Resistance. Along with touchdown the lead position, Monáe will produce the collection through her personal Wondaland Pictures. Monáe’s newest Met Gala look nodded at Josephine Baker; the artist wore a close-cut, beaded Ralph Lauren robe with a fitted hood for the gilded glamour-themed occasion.
Monáe’s most up-to-date studio album Soiled Pc got here out in 2018. She’s starred in a variety of movies and TV collection, together with Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Antebellum, Harriet, and extra.
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