Casting News: New Roles for Anthony Mackie, Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Simmons, Anthony Mackie

Casting News: New Roles for Anthony Mackie, Vanessa Simmons

The Captain America actor joins Chiwetel Ejiofor for Triple Nine.

Published March 21, 2014

Anthony Mackie is teaming up with some serious Hollywood heavyweights for his next role. The Captain America: Winter Soldier star joins Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, Emmy winner Aaron Paul and Oscar nominee Casey Affleck for crime drama Triple Nine

The film, titled after a police code describing when an officer needs immediate help, is about a group of corrupt cops who plan a major heist. The role is the latest in a slew of high profile roles for the actor, including a part in the thriller Repentance and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Vanessa Simmons may have her hands full with motherhood these days, but the new mom is ready to get back in front of the camera. Simmons has signed on to star in a new web series called Mixed, in which she'll play a biracial conservative who moves back in with her liberal parents. The role will be the reality star's first leap into comedy, but from what we've seen of her on Run's House, we think she'll do just fine. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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