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In movies that don’t need a remade news, rapper, T.I., has been cast in the upcoming “Roots” remake airing on A&E in 2016. Tiny’s hubby has been cast as Cyrus, ” a headstrong slave who fights for his freedom for the Union Army against Confederate forces.”

The movie will air across Lifetime and History, and began filming back in September. Other big names attached to the project include Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Laurence Fishburne, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel, and Derek Luke.