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Janelle Monáe will star as Josephine Baker in new series De La Resistance

A24 will produce the series that splits the worlds of jazz and espionage.

May 05, 2022
Janelle Monáe will star as Josephine Baker in new series <i>De La Resistance</i> ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty

Janelle Monáe has signed on to appear in De La Resistance, an upcoming A24 series based on the life of jazz icon Josephine Baker. Deadline reports that the show will focus on Baker's dual roles as a jazz singer and Allie spy during the French resistance in World War II. Monáe will produce the series, which was created by Legion and Outlander writer Jennifer Yale, via her own Wondaland Pictures

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Monáe has increasingly focused on screen work since releasing their most recent album Dirty Computer in 2018. They have starred in the second season of TV series Homecoming as well as movies Harriet and Antebellum. Next up they will be seen alongside Daniel Craig in the Knives Out sequel. Last month Monáe came out as non-binary in an interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Red Table Talk.

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Janelle Monáe will star as Josephine Baker in new series De La Resistance