Disney "It" girl, Zendaya is a boss. She will also reprise in the Spider-Man sequel opposite Tom Holland. Clearly, she has caught the bug.
Zendaya will play the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar College.
It's particularly meaningful to cast Zendaya in the role of Hemmings, as she's spoken openly about racial diversity, among other important issues. Hemmings story is remarkable.
"Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country's most exclusive school for women, Vassar College".
The psychological thriller will be an adaptation of The Gilded Years, a Karin Tanabe novel built around the true story of a light-skinned woman who passed as white during the 1890s. Her skin also afforded her sanctuary as she dodged the perils of racial discrimination and was able to prosper among the elite. Monica Beletsky (producer for TV's FARGO and PARENTHOOD) will pen the script.
Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya are joining forces to tell lies together.
Zendaya just can't seem to slow down. She will next be seen opposite Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron in "The Greatest Showman" as trapeze artist Anne Wheeler.