Laurence Fishburne Confirmed to Star in Roots Remake

July 2, 2015 2:00 PM

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Black-ish star will play the role of Alex Haley, originally portrayed by James Earl Jones.

Laurence Fishburne is making his return to the silver screen in a huge way. The Black-ish star is set to star as Alex Haley, the author of the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, in a remake of the 1977 miniseries Roots.

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