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Michael K. Williams Joins Spike Lee Kickstarter Film

08/20/2013 06:11 pm ET
AP

With less than one day left in Spike Lee's Kickstarter campaign, the director has begun pulling out some big guns. Hours after announcing that Stephen Tyrone Williams had joined Zaarah Abrahams in the cast of the untitled feature comes word that Michael K. Williams will co-star in the film as well. Williams, best known for "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire," had supported Lee's Kickstarter campaign with tweets over the last few weeks and worked with the director on "Miracle at St. Anna."

From Lee's Kickstarter page, where the director announced Williams' involvement.

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.

Lee's untitled feature hit its funding goal last week. Thus far, the campaign has reached $1,357,494 in pledges, about $100,000 more than its stated benchmark of $1,250,000.

For more on the project, head to Kickstarter. Earlier coverage of Stephen Tyrone Williams' casting announcement can be found here.

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