In a major career boost, rising actor Bodhi Sabongui has joined the high-flying cast of New Line and DC’s Black Adam, the action-adventure superhero feature starring Dwayne Johnson, THR reports. Sabongui’s role is being kept secret but it is a key role in the Black Adam-DC canon.
The movie has been casting up as it heads into production later this month with Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Johnson in the upcoming Disney adventure film Jungle Cruise, in the director’s seat.
Plot details are being kept under the cape but the project will feature the big-screen debut of the Justice Society, DC’s precursor to the Justice League.
Deadline also reported that James Cusati-Moyer has joined the cast of New Line/DC’s upcoming Black Adam in a role that’s being kept under wraps. Cusati-Moyer is currently nominated for a Tony Award in the featured actor/play category for his turn as Dustin in Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play. Cusati-Moyer originated the role when the play premiered Off Broadway at New York Theater Workshop and continued the role on Broadway until the pandemic shutdown last spring. (A date for the postponed Tony ceremony has not been announced.)
Cusati-Moyer recently wrapped production on the Shonda Rhimes Netflix series Inventing Anna starring Julia Garner. His additional credits include WBTV/Fox’s Prodigal Son series, Amazon’s Red Oaks and Hulu’s The Path. Cusati-Moyer made his Broadway debut in Tripp Cullman’s Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway, he starred in Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air at Classic Stage Company.
Cusati-Moyer joins a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson in the title role, and the big-screen debut of DC’s Justice Society: Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Marwan Kenzari and Sarah Shahi also round out the cast.
Black Adam has a July 29, 2022 release date.