Stacey Sargeant has joined the cast of the Netflix original film Come Sunday.  She joins Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Keith Stanfield and Condola Rashad.

Based on the 2005 The American Life radio episode, the film adaptation is directed by Joshua Marston with a script by Marcus Hinchey.  It is true story of a renowned evangelical minister Carlton Pearson (Ejiofor), who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. Sargeant plays Nicky Brown, a working single mother, Carlton’s assistant, and one of the few members of the church to stick by him. Endgame Entertainment’s James. D Stern is producing alongside This American Life‘s Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp. Sargeant, repped by The Katz Company, has had guest stints on shows like Elementary and The Blacklist.

Sargeant comes from the world of musical theater and her solo-show debut, Buh Wha’ Trouble Is Dis?, was voted Best Solo-Show in the inaugural 2015 Flying Solo Festival.  She also starred in Danai Gurira’s Broadway production Eclipsed alongside Lupita Nyong’o.  Her film and television credits include Top Five, Obvious Child, The Blacklist, Gossip Girl, Glee, and Law & Order: SVU.