According to Shadow and Act, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Natalie Paul, Clarke Peters?and?Daniel Stern?have joined the cast of?HBO?s miniseries?”Show Me A Hero”?from?”The Wire”?creator David Simon, which is based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin of the same name.
The 6-hour miniseries will tackle?the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the public housing debate, with a landmark case at its core. The short story goes, in 1988, when a federal judge ordered the city of Yonkers, New York, to integrate more thoroughly its low-income housing throughout the city, it set off a bitter dispute that would consume the town for the next five years.
Per Deadline, LaTanya Richardson Jackson will play Norma O?Neal, the stoic, hardworking home health aide who has struggled to raise a family in Yonkers? worst projects, even as her own health fails her.