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Guyana-born actress Letitia Wright lands role in star-studded blockbuster Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B Jordan

COVETED ROLE: Letitia Wright

COVETED ROLE: Letitia Wright

ACTRESS LETITIA Wright has landed a role in the star-studded blockbuster Black Panther alongside Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o and Creed star Michael B. Jordan.

The 22-year-old, who was born in Guyana and moved to Britain aged six, got her start on TV in the British series Doctor Who, Cucumber, and Chasing Shadows.

She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming big-budget tentpole Ready Player One, beating out dozens of young actresses to costar opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke.

STAR-STUDDED CAST AND CREW: Black Panther

STAR-STUDDED CAST AND CREW: Black Panther

Her role in Black Panther is unknown at present, but Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira are also on board.

Creed helmer Ryan Coogler will direct.

Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled the character in “Captain America: Civil War” in May and his standalone film hits theatres on February 16, 2018.

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