Tony-nominated actor James Cusati-Moyer is coming to a comic book movie near you!
Cusati-Moyer, who was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play this year for his role in Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play, is joining Dwayne Johnson in DC’s upcoming movie Black Adam. Cusati-Moyer's role is unknown at this time.
Black Adam will star Johnson as the titular villain, one of Shazam’s greatest enemies. The film will also introduce the Justice Society to the DC movies. This includes Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindel as Cyclone. Jaume Collet-Serra is directing.
"Thrilled to join this incredible cast and be a part of the universe," Cusati-Moyer wrote in an Instagram post about the role. "Let's go."
Cusati-Moyer won’t be the only out actor in the DC cinematic universe. Ezra Miller plays Justice League member The Flash and Kiersey Clemons plays Iris West, his eventual love interest. Additionally, Mera in the Aquaman and Justice League movies is played by Amber Heard, and The Suicide Squad featured Cara Delavigne as Enchantress.
Slave Play became the most nominated play ever for this year's Tony awards. It scooped up 12 nominations, including Best Actress in a Leading Role for Joaquina Kalukango, two nominations for Actress in a Featured Role, Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design and Sound Design, as well as Best Play overall. Cusati-Moyer, and his onstage partner Ato Blankson-Wood also scored nominations for Best Actor in a featured role. The play explores racial and sexual dynamics between interracial couples.
Cusati-Moyer recently joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming limited series Inventing Anna, about New York socialite scammer Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin. Shonda Rhimes is writing and creating the series, which also stars Laverne Cox, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd, and Julia Garner (Ozark) as Sorokin. The series is based on a New York Magazine article that went viral about Sorokin, who pretended to be a German heiress and scammed New York socialites out of over $200,000.