'Hamilton' Star Daveed Diggs Books First Film Role in Upcoming Drama Feature, 'Wonder'
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'Hamilton' Star Daveed Diggs Books First Film Role in Upcoming Drama Feature, 'Wonder'

Daveed Diggs
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Daveed Diggs has been keeping himself busy since winning the Tony Award this year for Best Supporting actor in a Musical, for his performance in the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton”, playing both the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the play.

He’s been appearing in a recurring role on the ABC’s sit-com “Black-ish”, and can also be seen in the Netflix series “The Get Down.” He is currently developing pilot a new comedy series for ABC about a former rapper who becomes the mayor of large urban city.

Diggs has landed his first role in a feature film, co-starring in the soon to be in production drama “Wonder”, directed by Stephen Chbosky, who previously made the acclaimed 2012 indie film, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.

Based on a book by R. J. Palacio, “Wonder” stars Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) as Auggie Pullman, a boy with a facial deformity that has prevented him from attending traditional schools. Thanks to his parents (played by co-stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson), he is finally accepted by a new school, Beecher Prep, starting at the fifth grade.

Diggs has signed up to play Auggie’s new teacher in the film.

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