Wunmi Mosaku has been tapped to star in the upcoming horror film His House alongside Sope Dirisu.

The horror follows a young refugee couple who make a harrowing escape from war-torn Sudan but then struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface. I gather the script is poetic and gripping at the same time and a number of people close to it have remarked that Weekes is a real talent to watch.

Mosaku’s first big TV role was as Malia, a young Sudanese woman, in I Am Slave in 2010. Last year, she won a Bafta for her dignified and devastating portrayal of Gloria Taylor, the mother of Damilola, the 10-year-old boy stabbed in 2000. She has appeared in series such as Showtime’s Guerrilla, the three-part BBC series Capital, and the episode of “Playtest” in the Netflix anthology series, Black Mirror, and she also starred in Netflix’s The End Of The F***Ing World, ITV’s Vera, and BBC Two miniseries Moses Jones.

Her theater credits include Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s The Great Theatre of the World (Arcola Theatre), Rough Crossings (Lyric Hammersmith), The Vertical Hour and Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court Theatre), Mules (Young Vic).

Monsaku can be seen next in the upcoming season of Luther alongside Idris Elba.

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