"The Wire's" Michael K. Williams Joins Spike Lee's Newest, Hottest Kickstarter Joint

"The Wire's" Michael K. Williams Joins Spike Lee's Newest, Hottest Kickstarter Joint

Great news for Spike Lee's upcoming Kickstarter-funded film: In an announcement on the Kickstarter page today, Lee revealed that actor Michael K. Williams—best known for his flawless performance as Omar in HBO's The Wire—is set to join the cast of the mysterious project.

Why did he capitalize the first letter of every single word in the announcement? It doesn't matter, because he's Spike Lee, and he can do what he wants:

Ladies And Gentlemen, We Have Added A Great Talent To Our Stellar 2 Leads. My Main Man Brooklyn's Finest, Michael K. Williams Has Joined The Cast Of My Newest Hottest Joint. Who Can Forget The Wailing Warning Of "Omar's Comin'!!! Omar's Comin'!!!"? Michael Killed It. I Feel That His Portrayal, His Complexity And His Humanity Of Omar Will Go Down As One Of The Greatest Characters Cable TV Has Seen. Omar In THE WIRE Was Not The Usual Bland, Black, Ghetto, Street Thug We've Seen 8 Million Times. Nah Son, This Was Some Totally New Sh*t. I Had The Pleasure Of Working With Michael In My Film MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA. Now My Brooklyn Bro Is Doing His Thang As Chalky White On BOARDWALK EMPIRE. We Ain't Playin'. We Ain't Shuckin' And We Ain't Jivin'. Going To A Higher Level And Like Stevie Sings "HIGHER GROUND." And Dat's Da "OMAR" Truth, Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF.

Williams joins the already announced male lead Stephen Tyrone Williams, and the already announced female lead, Zaraah Abrahams. There's still no word on exactly what the film entails plot-wise, except that it'll be about humans who are addicted to blood, who are not vampires (and definitely nothing like Blacula). 

Lee's Kickstarter for the project officially hit its goal of $1,250,000 raised late last week, and the page closed for donations about two hours ago with a total of $1,418,910. 

[via Indiewire]

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