Vance, Ellis, and Debicki travel to Lovecraft Country for Peele and Abrams

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Executive producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, along with director Yann Demange and writer Misha Green, are planning to take viewers through a place called Lovecraft Country, and they've just added three more actors to the cast that will be guiding us through.

Lovecraft Country is an HBO television series based on a novel by Matt Ruff that centered on 

25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

It was previously announced that Jonathan Majors will be playing Atticus Black, with Jurnee Smollett-Bell as his hustler friend Letitia and Wunmi Mosaku as Letitia's less successful hustler sister Ruby.

Joining them are Courtney B. Vance (pictured above in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as Atticus's Uncle George, publisher of the Safe Negro Travel Guide; Aunjanue Ellis as George's wife Hippolyta; and Elizabeth Debicki as Christina Braithwhite, "the only daughter of Samuel Braithwhite, the leader of a secret order calling themselves the Sons of Adam."

I haven't read the novel, but I'm going to guess that the Sons of Adam aren't a pleasant bunch to be around.

Lovecraft Country is expected to begin filming next month, with Demange directing from a script by Green. If you'd like to pick up a copy of the book while waiting for the series to reach HBO, you can do so at THIS LINK.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read Lovecraft Country?
Source: TheWrap



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