Moses Ingram has signed on to star alongside Natalie Portman in the Apple limited series “Lady in the Lake.”
Ingram reprises the role of Cleo Sherwood in Lupita Nyong’o’s series, which Variety exclusively reported had left the series after production began.
This is the last high-profile TV role for Ingram, who just wrapped up his starring role in the Disney+ “Star Wars” series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Ingram is also known for her appearance on Netflix’s hit show “The Queen’s Gambit,” for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. On the feature film side, she’s starred in projects like “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (which streams on Apple), “Ambulance” and “The Same Storm.”
It is replaced by Innovative Artists, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Viewpoint and TSTIME Rothschild
Along with Ingram and Portman, the cast of “Lady in the Lake” includes Y’Lan Noel, Mikey Madison and Brett Gelman. The series is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Laura Lippman. It is set in 1960s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder causes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz (Portman), to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and puts her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood ( Ingram), a hardworking woman who juggles motherhood, multiple jobs, and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s progressive black agenda.
Alma Har’el created the series and is also serving as a director and executive producer through her new production company, Zusa. Har’el’s producing partner, Christopher Legget, also serves as an executive producer. Portman executive produces with his producing partner, Sophie Mas.
Endeavor Content serves as the studio on “Lady in the Lake.” Crazyrose directors Nathan Ross and the late Jean-Marc Vallée produce with Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf. POV Entertainment’s Amy J. Kaufman and Layne Eskridge are also executive producers, as is Lippman. The series is written by Har’el, alongside Sheila Wilson, Zach Shields, Vanessa Baden-Kelley, Briana Belser, Nambi Kelly, Byron Bowers, and Boaz Yakin. Yakin is also an executive producer.
The best of variety
Subscribe to the Variety newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Click here to read the full article.