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Condola Rashad Books Roles in 2 Features, Alongside George Clooney, Rachel Weisz, Danny Glover

Condola Rashad Books Roles in 2 Features, Alongside George Clooney, Rachel Weisz, Danny Glover

Despite a stellar, though still relatively young stage career, and a last name many in the entertainment industry would instantly recognize, the talented Condola Rashad hasn’t yet quite seen a similar embracing on the screen (both big and small), with roles here and there on mostly TV series and TV movies, but nothing yet that’s really put her front and center, and allowed her to shine.

And while these two castings may not immediately rectify that, it’s good to know that there’s some interest from the *inside* in seeing her on the big screen, especially in roles that, on paper, given the other talent involved, should give her even more exposure.

Of course, I’m assuming that she even wants to become more active in film and TV. She may be perfectly content doing theatre primarily, with the occasional film or TV gig.

First, the actress has been cast alongside George Clooney in the Jodie Foster-directed thriller “Money Monster,” which follows a rambunctious TV financial analysts who is taken hostage on air, by a man who loses his life savings after following the stock market analyst’s advice.

And second, Rashad has joined the cast of Joshua Marston’s untitled feature film, which already boasts Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, and Danny Glover as cast members. The film will follow a woman who increasingly believes that she knows the host of a dinner party she’s invited to, but by a different name and a different biography.

Let’s hope that she’s given much to do in each of these films.

The above castings are per Deadline.

Up next for Condola is a supporting role in the Showtime Wall Street-set TV movie, “Billions,” coming next TV season, which follows 2 industry titans, and their impending clash. Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti star.

Most recently, in 2014, she had a guest role on an episode of the TV series “Elementary.” She was also set to play Nefertari in a Fox series titled “Hieroglyph,” which was expected to debut on the network’s lineup this current TV season. But it was canceled before a single episode aired. 

Set in ancient Egypt, “Hieroglyph” was to follow a notorious thief who leaves prison to serve the Pharaoh – a move that places him amid lots intrigue within palace walls; sex, crime, the usual.

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Comments

Troublemaker

Maybe if you read my comments carefully, you would see that I was being facetious. Why do you care if I like that hot ghetto hoodrat mess Empire? It’s not like it’s original. C00n Daniels stole alot of it from Platinum.

wendy jones

Empire is not a mess and it strange how this show you are lamenting has sex, crime etc. That’s ok with you, but Empire has the same thing and you disparage the show. Different strokes for different folks, and so on and so!!!

Troublemaker

Congrats to Condola Rashad! I’m happy that she got other roles after that hot mess Hieroglyph. It’s funny that some folks on this blogsite chose not to see the entertainment value in Hieroglyph but chose to see it in that hot ghetto hoodrat mess of a series called Empire. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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