‘Black Panther’ Adds ‘Ready Player One’ Actress Letitia Wright (EXCLUSIVE)

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Newcomer Letitia Wright has joined Marvel’s “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman.

Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira are also on board. “Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler will direct.

Marvel had no comment on the casting.

Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled the character in “Captain America: Civil War” in May and his standalone film hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

Joe Robert Cole is co-penning the script with Coogler. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing the movie.

Wright’s role is unknown at the time.

The rising star got her start on TV in the British series “Doctor Who,” “Cucumber,” and “Chasing Shadows.” She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming big-budget tentpole “Ready Player One,” beating out dozens of young actresses to costar opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke.

“Ready Player One” bows on Mar. 30, 2018. Wright was most recently seen in Michael Caton-Jones’ crime drama “Urban Hymn.”

She is repped by Identity Agency Group and Gersh.

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