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Sterling K. Brown joins 'Black Panther' ensemble

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Karen Butler
Actor Sterling K. Brown with the prize he won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story during the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016. Brown has joined the cast of Marvel's Black Panther. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Actor Sterling K. Brown with the prize he won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for "The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story" during the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016. Brown has joined the cast of "Marvel's Black Panther." File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- This is Us co-star Sterling K. Brown has joined the ensemble of Marvel's Black Panther.

The actor, who won an Emmy last year for his portrayal of L.A. prosecutor Christopher Darden in The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, will play N'Jobu, "a figure from T'Challa a.k.a. Black Panther's past," Marvel said of Brown's next character.

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Set for theatrical release on Feb. 16, 2018, the comic-book adaptation is being directed by Ryan Coogler. It will star Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero and will feature Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Florence Kasumba.

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