Jennifer Lopez Movie ‘Unstoppable’ Adds Jharrel Jerome As Anthony Robles – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Jharrel Jerome, the Emmy winner, Moonlight actor and EP/star of the upcoming Prime Video series, I’m a Virgo, which just premiered at SXSW, has signed on to star in Artists Equity’s tentatively titled Unstoppable, the Jennifer Lopez starring, Billy Goldenberg directing project we first told you about yesterday.

Robles is a three-time All-American wrestler born with one leg who won a national championship at Arizona State. Robles, we hear, will be heavily involved in the project which Amazon Studios is in talks to acquire. Robles in early 2019 broke the Guinness world record for most pull-ups in a minute with 62 reps.

Wrestler Anthony Robles accepts the ‘Jimmy V Award for Perservance’ onstage at The 2011 ESPY Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Robles was born without a right leg. At the age of 14, he tried out wrestling for the first time in Mesa, Arizona, at a mere 90 lbs. His first year he went 5-8, however, Robles remained determined that he could be a champion in the sport one day. Robles is also an inspirational speaker.

The second big project from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Artists Equity and Amazon is coming together rather quickly before the April 5 opening of the first movie, Air, which is getting a theatrical release and debuts at SXSW tomorrow. Air reveals the game-changing partnership between then-NBA rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division, which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan show brand. The story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time. Damon stars and Affleck directs. Artists Equity is co-funded by RedBird Capital.

Jerome won an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series for the Ava DuVernay Netflix series, When They See Us.

His other credits include the movie Concrete Cowboy and the Stephen King series Mr. Mercedes. He’ll soon be seen co-starring in the HBOMax Steven Soderbergh series Full Circle.

Boots Riley, Jharrel Jerome, Brett Gray, Kara Young and Allius Barnes at the Deadline Studio at SXSW Film and Television Festival held at the Thompson Hotel on March 11, 2023 in Austin, Texas.

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Jerome is an EP as well on the Boots Riley Amazon series I’m a Virgo. I’m A Virgo is a darkly-comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride about Cootie (Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, CA. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, the real life superhero named The Hero, played by Walton Goggins. I’m A Virgo is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey. The cast includes Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps, and Carmen Ejogo

Jerome is repped by UTA, Kipperman Management, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

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