Lamar Johnson and Jerod Haynes Joins ‘Native Son’ Based from Richard Wright’s Novel

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Deadline reported, Lamar Johnson and Jerod Haynes have been cast in Native Son.

It’s the adaptation of Richard Wright novel. Johnson and Haynes are joining Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Nick Robinson (Love, Simon), Bill Camp,  Margaret Qualley, and Sanaa Lathan.

Suzan-Lori Parks pen the script while  Rashid Johnson is attached to direct.

Johnson and Haynes will play as the, “longtime friends of Sanders’ lead character Bigger Thomas, who goes to work as a chauffeur for a local real estate magnate, triggering a chain of events that will have devastating consequences..”