Ray Fisher, who portrayed Victor Stone/Cyborg in Justice League, will star in Women of the Movement from producers Jay-Z and Will Smith.
Justice League star Ray Fisher has been cast in the ABC limited series Women of the Movement, which lists Jay-Z and Will Smith as producers. First announced in November, with a premiere planned for 2021, Women of the Movement centers on the story of Mammie Till-Mobley (Adrienne Warren) and her son Emmett Till (Cedric Joe). In the wake of Emmett’s horrifying lynching in the Jim Crow South, Mammie devotes her life to seeking justice.
Per Deadline, Fisher will join the six-part series as Gene Mobley. A devoted partner to Mammie, they later married. If not for Emmett’s brutal murder, Gene would have been his stepfather. Fisher will appear alongside Glynn Turman and Niecy Nash, who have also been cast in the ABC show. Marissa Jo Cerar is the creator and showrunner for Women of the Movement, which includes the producing team of Will Smith, Jay-Z, and prolific TV producer Aaron Kaplan.
Inspired by the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement from author Devery S. Anderson, the limited series will allow Fisher to take part in a powerful and wrenching story. Famously, for her son’s funeral in Chicago, Mamie insisted that the casket containing her son’s body remain open. She made that decision because, in her words, “I wanted the world to see what they did to my baby.”
Fisher is best known for portraying Victor Stone / Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League. On stage, he portrayed Muhammad Ali in the play Fetch Clay, Make Man. As the Joss Whedon investigation recently ended with remedial action, according to Fisher, the actor can now look ahead to bigger and brighter projects like Women of the Movement.
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