T.I. & Mekhi Phifer on Board to Star in Remake of ‘Roots’

T.I. is getting his acting catalog up as he is set to star in A+E Networks’ remake of Roots. Tip (aka T.I.) will play the role of Cyrus. The character is described as a headstrong slave that joined the Union Army during the Civil War. Mekhi Phifer is also apart of the cast. He will play a mute slave named Jerusalem. “Laurence Fishburne, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Derek Luke, and others have already signed on for the four-part miniseries.”

T.I. & Mekhi Phifer Join The Cast Of ‘Roots’ Remake

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