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T.I. will join a talented cast of Forest Whitaker, Mehki Phifer, Laurence Fishburne, & more.

T.I. has experienced moderate success as an actor, most notably for his 2006 film “ATL.” The 35-year-old rapper is about to face his biggest acting challenge yet — according to Variety, he is joining the cast of the A&E Network’s reboot of “Roots,” the 1977 TV miniseries based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel.

T.I. is the latest addition to a loaded cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Mehki Phifer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Laurence Fishburne, Malachi Kirby, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel, and Derek Luke. Questlove is serving as the show’s executive producer.

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