Brown Joins Black Panther

The magic ride for Sterling K. Brown continues. The recently nominated Golden Globe, SAG and Black Reel Award actor who has been praised for his work on the NBC drama This is Us, has joined the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman.

The all-star production from director Ryan Coogler, already has Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira on board. Joe Robert Cole is co-penning the script with Coogler.

In the film, Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. The character was introduced in recent Marvel film Captain America: Civil War, last May.

Brown will play N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa’s past.

Brown’s is cashing in on a monster year with his first major film role following his several recent success on TV. Along with This Is Us which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, he won an Emmy last year for his role in the limited series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Marvel’s Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.