EXCLUSIVE: Comedian Mo Amer is the latest to join Dwayne Johnson’s Black adam posse for New Line / DC.
Details of his role are being kept under wraps, but he joins an ever-growing cast that includes Johnson in the title role, Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo in Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell in Cyclone, with Marwan. Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer and Bodhi Sabongui complete the cast.
Amer is known for his Netflix comedy special Mo Amer: the wanderer and the award-winning sitcom Hulu Ramy in which the actor plays the role of Ramy Youssef’s Muslim cousin, Mo, who owns a restaurant. Amer is a third of the comedy troupe Allah Made Me Funny. He appears in the upcoming comedy film American.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s upcoming theatrical release on July 30 Jungle cruise, directed Black Adam. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions produce with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo’s Scott Sheldon will serve as the EP. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the last screenplay for Adam Sztykiel’s previous project.
Black adam The release is scheduled for July 29, 2022.
Amer is replaced by CAA, Mustafa Abuelhija and Isaac Dunham at Shreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.