Tiffany Boone To Star With André Holland In Apple TV+’s Huey Newton Series 'The Big Cigar'
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Tiffany Boone To Star With André Holland In Apple TV+’s Huey Newton Series 'The Big Cigar'

Tiffany Boone is joining Andre Holland in Apple TV+’s Huey P. Newton limited series.

The Big Cigar tells the true story of the Black Panther Party leader’s escape to Cuba. The series comes from Claws showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois, Don Cheadle, and Joshuah Bearman with Warner Bros. TV. Cheadle is set to direct the first two episodes.

Here is the official description of the limited series:

The Big Cigar tells the extraordinary, hilarious, almost-too-good-to-be-true story of how Newton relied on his best friend, Bert Schneider, the Hollywood producer behind “Easy Rider,” to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued into exile by the FBI.

The series is written and executive produced by Jim Hecht and is based on the Playboy magazine article of the same name that told the story of Newton fleeing to Cuba.

Hecht wrote the series, from a story by him and Bearman. It is a production between Apple TV+ and Warner Bros. Television.

The drama is executive produced by Hecht and Sherman Barrois, as well as Bearman, Joshua Davis, and Arthur Spector, through their production company Epic, a division of Vox Media Studios.

Boone has recently starred opposite Al Pacino in Jordan Peele’s Hunters on Prime Video, where she played Roxy Jones.

Deadline broke the news of Boone’s casting.

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