Michael K. Williams joins the cast of 'Twelve Years a Slave'
Actor Michael K. Williams, best known as Omar from HBO’s The Wire, might have found the next breakthrough role. Williams is set to join the star studded ensemble of the upcoming film Twelve Years a Slave directed by black British filmmaker Steve McQueen. Cinemablend.com reports:
Though the HBO series The Wire was never a ratings success on the level of Game of Thrones, it’s attracted a dedicated and ever-growing fan base over the years, and every single one of those fans knows what the above sentence means.
According to Deadline, Michael K. Williams– who played the charismatic, violent and constantly surprising Omar on The Wire— has joined the cast of Twelve Years A Slave, the next film from Shame director Steve McQueen that’s currently filming in New Orleans.
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