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1. Corey Hawkins

Corey Hawkins

Corey is most known for his role as Dr. Dre in ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

2. Tone Bell

Tone Bell

Tone stars in NBC”s ‘Truth Be Told’.

3. Andre Fuller

Andre Fuller

Andre stars in ‘Black Jesus’.

4. Kendrick Sampson

Kendrick Sampson

Kendrick is known for his role on ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ but also starred in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Gracepoint’.

5. Justin Hires

Justin Hires

Justin is reviving Chris Tucker’s role in Rush Hour, the new television series.

6. Jessie T. Usher

Jessie T. Usher

Jessie is gearing up to revive Will Smith’s role in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’. He also stars in ‘Survivor’s Remorse’.

7. Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Jason portrayed the late rapper Eazy E in ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

8. Elijah Kelly

Elijah Kelly

Elijah most recently starred in NBC’s ‘The Wiz’.

9. Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch

Alfred is most known for his role on ABC’s ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, but he also starred in Harry Potter as a kid.

10. John Boyega

John Boyega

11. Laroyce Hawkins

Laroyce Hawkins

12. O’shea Jackson

O’shea Jackson