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‘Fences’ Star Jovan Adepo Lands Another Exciting Role

Jovan Adepo arrives for the season two premiere of "The Leftovers" at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

Fresh off his awards season run with the critically acclaimed film Fences,  Jovan Adepo has landed another juicy role. The British-born-American-raised actor will headline J.J. Abrams’ World War II thriller, Overlord. 

Here’s how Deadline describes the plot:

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.

In addition to Adepo–who is also a series regular on HBO’s The Leftovers–Overlord will co-star Wyatt Russell and will be produced by Abrams’ Bad Robot and Paramount.

The film is set to begin production in the U.K. in May.


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