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Andre Holland will star in ‘The Big Cigar’, Apple’s show about Huey Newton. Directed by Don Cheadle.

 ‘Moonlight’ star Andre Holland has been tapped to headline the Apple TV series titled ‘The Big Cigar’, based on the story of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba.
Associated Press

 ‘Moonlight’ star Andre Holland has been tapped to headline the Apple TV series titled ‘The Big Cigar’, based on the story of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba.

The six-episode limited series will be based on the Playboy magazine article that detailed how Huey turned to his best friend, Bert Schneider, (producer of Easy Rider) for help as he eluded a nationwide manhunt to flee to Cuba; he was pursued into exile by the FBI.

Holland will play the lead with Don Cheadle set to direct the first two episodes of the series.


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