And good Lord is he fine.
This story first came to my attention on Facebook, as it was trending that he'd gotten a role on Game of Thrones. I hope it's not going to be a throwaway or blink-and-you'll-miss-it role, but we'll see. His charactor's name is Malko, and he isn't in the books. That should make a few people mad.
But his bigger role is in Trumbo--the story of Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter who was blacklisted for refusing to testify during the Red Scare/McCarthyism. The movie stars Bryan Cranston, and also features Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Roger Bart, and Peter Mackenzie.
He plays as Virgil Brooks--a prison guard (?) at Ashland Federal Prison, who has daily contact with Trumbo. Wow. I wasn't thinking that dude actually went to jail for refusing to testify--but I suppose that's about right. It was in the early days of McCarthyism (1947), and so I guess the punishment was a lot more severe--especially since he was probably one of the first to refuse to testify.
Adewale will also star in Annie (Jamie Fox and Quvenzhane Wallis), and NBC's Odyssey.
As a sidenote, this film has some interesting producers--namely that two out of the seven named producers ( Shivani Rawat, Nimitt Mankad, Monica Levinson, Michael London, Janice Williams, Kevin Brown, John McNamara) are Indian, and come from the same production company, along with Monica Levinson (ShivHans Productions). Thank you. More women. More non-white people. Work together. Make something that's interesting--although we need less biopics and remakes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter