EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that James Cusati-Moyer has joined the role of New Line / DCs upcoming Black Adam in a role held under cover.
Cusati-Moyer is currently nominated for a Tony Award in the Featured Actor / Play category for her role as Dustin in Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play. Cusati-Moyer originated from the role when the play premiered on Off Broadway at the New York Theater Workshop and continued the role on Broadway until the closing of the pandemic last spring. (A date for the postponed Tony ceremony has not been announced.)
Cusati-Moyer has recently packed production on the Shonda Rhimes Netflix series Invent Anna with Julia Garner in the lead role. His additional credits include WBTV / Fox̵
Cusati-Moyer joins a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson in the title role, and debuts on the DC screen at DC’s Justice Society: Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. The film will be released on July 29, 2022.
Jaume Collet-Serra live Black Adam from a script by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. Adam Sztykiel wrote the previous draft.
Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions produce with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo.’S Scott Sheldon will act as EP.
Black Adam is the second New Line / DC movie after 2019’s critical and commercial smash hit Shazam! Shazam and Black Adam are arch-rivals in the DC universe.
Cusati-Moyer is represented by Paradigm, Anonymous Content and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher.