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Curtiss Cook Joins Cast Of Thriller “Arbitrage” & Will Play Eddie In Bill T. Jones’ “Super Fly” Musical

Curtiss Cook (Shutter Island, How to Make it in America, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent) has signed on to join the cast of an upcoming Nicholas Jarecki drama/thriller film, titled Arbitrage.

In the film, a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Cook will be staring alongside Tim Roth, Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, amongst others.

Cook will play Detective Mills, partner to Tim Roth’s Detective Gower, both investigating a murder.

And in addition to that role, I’m told that Mr Curtiss (who also has a musical theater history – Lion King and Miss Saigon specifically) has also signed on to co-star in Tony winner Bill T. Jones’ upcoming Super Fly Broadway musical!

In Super Fly, the musical, Curtiss plays Eddie (played by Carl Lee in the film), Priest’s partner in the drug trade; he lives the “Street Life,” stealing, selling drugs, hustling. He craves power, and seizes it when opportunities present themselves, dispatching of anyone he feels is a threat to him, with personal financial gain as his only motivation.

No word yet on who will assume the title role.

Stay tuned…

3 comments to Curtiss Cook Joins Cast Of Thriller “Arbitrage” & Will Play Eddie In Bill T. Jones’ “Super Fly” Musical

  • Jug

    Niice. The little I’ve seen of his work, mostly commercials, he was great. Reminds me of Don Cheadle, where he’s not setting out to steal a scene, but the work is solid if not damn good, even with what he’s given. I’ve seen some of the procedurals he’s been on. Hopefully this will give him more screen time so we can hang our hat on someone “new” (sure he’s been around)

  • Shakima

    Go Curtiss! A very talented and nice man – yay!

  • Lynn

    Did he play the Barney’s store manager on the HBO TV series How To Make It In America? I am trying to remember his character i think that was him.

    Why is he playing a detective partner? I know work is work and it’s hard getting your foot out there but this is no different from the BFF roles.

    Ex. Stacey Dash in Clueless, J.B Smoove in Hall Pass.

    Why are Blacks always playing bff’s, assistants, partners, maids, etc.?

    I don’t want to reflect too much on why Blacks always get supporting roles to lead white actors but it would be nice to see them playing leads alongside actors like Tim Roth and what not. Instead of the “partner” with very little lines and screen time.