Janelle Monáe Adds Actress to Her Resume with First Big Screen Role

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe will soon be adding actress to her already impressive resume. Monáe will be joining the cast of "Moonlight" for her first big screen role.

The film is an adaptation of the play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" by Tarell McCraney and is being backed by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment company and A24. "Moonlight" follows a young man who comes of age during the “War on Drugs” era in Miami. There is no word yet on the role Monáe will play.
Monáe joins the cast alongside actress Naomie Harris, who recently starred in "Southpaw" with Jake Gyllenhaal and 50 Cent.

"Moonlight" will hit theaters fall 2016.

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