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Janelle Monáe to Portray Josephine Baker in A24 Series

Janelle Monáe to Portray Josephine Baker in New Drama Series

Janelle Monaé will put her acting skills to the test once again in a new TV series honoring Josephine Baker's life. The eight-time Grammy-nominated artist and SAG Award winner is set to portray the iconic entertainer and civil rights activist in a forthcoming project from A24 titled "De La Resistance." Monáe will produce the new series under their Wondaland banner.

Deadline reports that the drama series will focus on Baker's glamorous, world-renowned entertainment career and her role as a French World War II spy. It's currently being fought over by multiple streamers vying to debut the special project. At this time, the series does not have a set release date.

Before news of the TV series broke, Monáe befittingly modeled her 2022 Met Gala look after Baker. They paid homage to the famous figure by wearing a black 1920s-inspired gown embellished with jewels as a nod to the icon's lavish style.

Monáe, who recently opened up about coming out as nonbinary, has starred in major films like "Antebellum," "Hidden Figures," and Oscar-winning picture "Moonlight." She's also been cast in "Knives Out 2," which is expected to arrive sometime this year.

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