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Def, Okonedo Set to Star in Stringbean and Marcus

March 9, 2006 (9:29 am) GMT
Rapper Mos Def and Sophie Okonedo are in final talks to co-star in the independent period drama "Stringbean and Marcus"

Notable rapper and are both in final talks to star in the indie drama "Stringbean and Marcus," which was written and will be directed by first-time feature helmer Tanya Hamilton.

Set in 1978, "Stringbean and Marcus" focuses on the broken love affair between two former Black Panther members (Mos Def and Okonedo) and is told through the eyes of an adolescent girl.

Will produce the flick for RedBone Films is Sean Costello, Jen Roskind and Samara Koffler. Shooting is scheduled to begin in July later this year in Philadelphia.

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