Oscar Nominee and Emmy Winner Joins ABC Project Deadline
An ABC project has added an Academy Award nominee and Primetime Emmy Award winner to the cast. Deadline.com reports that the network's untitled Anthony Anderson pilot has cast Laurence Fishburne as a recurring character.
The project, formerly called “Black-ish,” is written by Kenya Barris of “The Game” and is roughly based on his personal experiences. The project is about an upper-middle-class black man, played by Anderson, who is struggling with his cultural identity and his own color-blind children, the story says.
Fishburne will play his father, who has an old-fashioned mind-set, the story says.
Fishburne was nominated for an Oscar for best lead actor in 1994 for "What's Love Got to Do With It," and is a six-time Emmy nominee. He won an Emmy in 1993 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for "Tribeca," and shared in the Emmy for outstanding made for TV movie for "Miss Evers' Boys" in 1997.