Casting Chronicles: Simone Missick to Star in ‘Jinn’
Actress Simone Missick has landed her first post-Luke Cage film role. According to Hollywood Black Renaissance, Missick has signed on to star in Jinn, writer Nijla Mu’min’s coming-of-age drama about a young girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam.
The semi-autobiographical flick is based in part on Mu’min’s own upbringing and made possible via her Kickstarter campaign which has so far exceeded its $25,000 goal. Jinn is set to go into production this summer and co-stars Simone’s husband Dorian Missick, Zoe Renee, Kelly Jenrette and Angela Harvey.
In addition to Jinn, Simone is set to reprise her role of Misty Knight on the upcoming second season of Luke Cage. Her character is also expected to appear in episodes of Iron Fist and The Defenders. All three series will all air on Netflix this fall.