Wood Harris Cast as Malcolm X in Lifetime’s ‘Betty and Coretta’
Wood Harris has been cast in the supporting role of civil rights activist Malcolm X, BlackFilm.com has learned.
As previously reported, the telepic centers on the lives of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazz following the murders of their husbands.
Harris, who was nominated for an Image award for his role in Remember the Titans, joins recently announced castmembers Angela Bassett (as Coretta,) Mary J Blige (as Betty), Ruby Dee, and Malik Yoba (as MLK).
Harris’ television credits include ‘The Wire,’ ‘Southland,’ and most recently, ‘Hawaii Five-0.’
Production begins later this month in Montreal; an airdate has not yet been announced.