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Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku joins Elizabeth Banks in Call Jane

Susannah Alexander
·2-min read
Photo credit: David Becker - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Becker - Getty Images

Lovecraft Country actress Wunmi Mosaku has lined up her next big role, as she has been confirmed to be joining the cast of indie movie Call Jane.

Mosaku, who plays Ruby Baptiste in Lovecraft Country, will star alongside Pitch Perfect actress Elizabeth Banks and Alien star Sigourney Weaver in the 1960s-set drama, which is directed by Carol writer Phyllis Nagy, reports Deadline.

Call Jane will star Banks as a traditional housewife named Joy, who unexpectedly falls pregnant. She soon finds the Janes, an underground abortion movement led by Virginia (Weaver).

Photo credit: David Becker - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Becker - Getty Images

Related: Lovecraft Country shares "hopeful" season 2 update

The Janes save Joy's life and this leads her to find a sense of purpose as she vows to help other women take control of their own destinies.

Call Jane will also star Fantastic Four actress Kate Mara and Homeland actor Rupert Friend.

As well as her role in Lovecraft Country, Mosaku has also starred in haunting horror His House, Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Black Mirror.

She will next be seen in Marvel's upcoming Loki series on Disney+, in which she plays Hunter B-15 opposite Tom Hiddleston's God of Mischief.

Photo credit: Ernesto Distefano - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ernesto Distefano - Getty Images

Related: Lovecraft Country season 2 – everything you need to know

It has not yet been confirmed whether HBO will be renewing Lovecraft Country for a second season, but star Jurnee Smollett, who plays Leti Lewis, is very much on board for another run.

"I mean, it would be so wrong to folks, the way episode ten ends, to not do another season," she said recently.

Lovecraft Country is available to watch via NOW in the UK, and is also available to own digitally from all major retailers. US viewers can watch with HBO Max.

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