With about a day left in his successful Kickstarter campaign, Spike Lee has announced the new lead actors for his unnamed film: Zaraah Abrahams and Stephon Tyrone Williams. Abrahams is a British actress known for her performance in “Waterloo Road” and for competing on “Dancing on Ice.”

Lee posted an update to his Kickstarter page with more information about Williams:

Ladies and Gentleman Mr. Stephen Tyrone Williams has been offered the Lead MALE Role in my New Spike Lee Joint. I first saw the fresh face and abundance of Talent at The Broadway Opening of the late Nora Ephron’s LUCKY GUY starring Tom Hanks Directed by My Main Man George Wolfe. Stephen’s performance as Abner Louima was haunting. The Opening Night Audience held their collective captive breath as he retells the terror of being sodomized with a Billy Club by one of New York’s Finest. At the After Party, I found Stephen and told him how much I enjoyed his performance and God Willing One day we would be able to work together. Well, that day is here. Stephen Tyrone Williams is gonna do his THANG. And That’s The Bloody Truth Ruth.

Lee set out to raise $1.25 million on Kickstarter and has gotten more than $1.35 million.

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