T.I. Added To Cast For 'Roots' Miniseries Remake (Top Story)

On Monday T.I. Added To Cast For 'Roots' Miniseries Remake was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) T.I. has been added to the cast of the A&E update of 1970s the Roots miniseries, which chronicles the lives and times of a family of slaves in America.

The rap star is set to play a character named Cyrus, a headstrong slave who joined the Union Army against Confederate Forces in order to fight against slavery, reports Variety.

The latest incarnation of the Roots series will be simulcast across the A&E channels such as History and Lifetime. LeVar Burton, the actor who played as Kunta Kinte in the original series, is co-executive producer while Questlove will serve as the exec music producer. Read more - here.

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