Marvel’s Ironheart series continues to gain momentum as the studio has set Sam Bailey and Angela Barnes to direct for Disney+.
Ironheart will star Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a genius inventor and creator of the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man. Deadline recently broke that Anthony Ramos also is joining the cast. Deadline also has learned that Ryan Coogler’s production company, Proximity, has come on as producers.
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Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian and Chinaka Hodge will serve as executive producers alongside Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, and Zoie Nagelhout. Hodge recently was tapped as head writer on the series, which first was announced as being in development during Disney’s investor-day presentation in December 2020.
Bailey is co-creator of the Emmy-nominated Brown Girls and the creator of the Gotham-nominated You’re So Talented, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She served as a producer and director on the final season of Netflix’s Dear White People as well as a director on its previous season. Bailey also directed Powderkeg’s SXSW pic East of La Brea. She is repped by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, CAA and Amy Nickin of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.
Barnes also is an in-demand television director who helmed the upcoming Season 4 of Atlanta and episodes of Mythic Quest and Blindspotting. She is repped by Brant Rose Agency and M88.
Proximity signed an overall deal with Disney in February 2021 and is coming off Space Jam: A New Legacy, which it produced, as well as the Oscar-winning Judas and the Black Messiah.
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