You and American Horror Story duo join new movie

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You's Victoria Pedretti and American Horror Story star Finn Wittrock are just the latest big names to join Ava DuVernay's next movie.

Announced almost two-and-a-half years ago, it's an adaptation of author Isabel Wilkerson's prize-winning book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, examining the "unspoken system that has shaped America" and chronicling how our lives are "defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations".

Variety also reports that Blair Underwood (Agents of SHIELD), Isha Blaaker (The Flight Attendant), Leonardo Nam (Westworld), Donna Mills (Nope) and Emily Yancy (Sharp Objects) have joined the ensemble cast.

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Vera Farmiga of The Conjuring universe, The Walking Dead favourite Jon Bernthal, King Richard's Aunjanue Ellis, Gladiator's Connie Nielsen, Park and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Niecy Nash-Betts of Scream Queens, The Good Wife's Audra McDonald and singer Myles Frost were previously confirmed as part of the Caste project too.

Meanwhile, Offerman is coming straight off the phenomenal popularity of HBO's The Last of Us, in which he appeared as the devastatingly loved-up survivor Bill.

Explaining to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on why he almost turned the job down, he shared: "I mean, when I got the script, Craig Mazin wrote the script who did Chernobyl among other things. That guy seems to know what he's doing.

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"He sent me the script. And I didn't have time on the calendar to say yes to this job. And my incredible goddess of a wife [Megan Mullally] read it and she said, 'You're going to Calgary, buddy. Have fun. You have to do this'."

The Last of Us airs on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK.

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