When Spike Lee first announced he was open casting for a Netflix TV remake of She’s Gotta Have It, Brooklyn’s would-be Nola Darlings went wild. Hundreds of union and nonunion actors lined up for hours outside BK’s Masonic Temple, hoping to get seen by Lee and his crew.
And just one week hence, while everyone was busy yelling at their TVs during the presidential debate, Lee released the Instagram photo above, featuring the actors he’d cast in the series. Recognize anyone you know from the neighborhood?
“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, DO NOT DESPAIR. We are still casting,” reads the Instagram caption. If you auditioned for the series and you’re still waiting to hear back, you might have a chance! But for all the other happy Brooklynites on the audience side of things, rejoice in this photo, for it represents a nearly next-generation update to Lee’s 1986 feature, 30 years in the making.
[h/t Hello Beautiful]
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It’s great to see Spike Lee still using ‘diverse’ non-diverse actors and actresses. Asians, Hispanics, and those of non-black backgrounds need not apply.