Black Panther lead character, Kuluuya has sealed deal with Paramount Players
Paramount Players has sealed a first look deal with Daniel
Kuluuya, W’Kabi in Marvel’s Black Panther.
Report has it that Kaluuya gained prominence with playing
the lead, strong characters in films that center on the struggles of black
people such as ‘Get Out’ and ‘Black Panther’.
Kaluuya in his words about the importance of the deal said,
“Over the years, I’ve been blessed to make work that speaks to audiences I
identify with whilst pushing the envelope on what’s possible.
“59% will be the home to continue that in a producorial
capacity, to bridge the gap between the next wave of storytellers and studios.
“I’m excited that in Paramount Players, I have found a
partner that shares the same drive and belief to make cinema that is honest,
reflective, inclusive and authored.”
A statement was released in confirmation of the deal by
Paramount Players’ Executive VP of Development, Ali Bell and Matt Dines.
According to them, “Daniel Kaluuya has always made fearless
and bold choices as an actor–pushing the conversation and redefining
“Knowing he has the same passion and integrity as a producer
made him an obvious fit to partner with Paramount Players.
“We are so excited to partner with Daniel on the launch of
his company and create a platform for a new generation of filmmakers.”
He had in 2018, won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and has now
been nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award and BAFTA
Award for Best Actor.
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