Report: LUKE CAGE Casts HOUSE OF CARDS Alum As COTTONMOUTH

Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Netflix

Marvel/Netflix's Luke Cage series has cast House of Cards actor Mahershali Ali in the adversarial role of Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes, according to Deadline. Originated in the Luke Cage: Hero For Hire comic book series, the Hollywood trade describes his Luke Cage character as a nightclub owner who is involved in criminal activities, bringing about the attention of Luke Cage.

Mahershali Ali is best known for his television roles, but recently appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Luke Cage is scheduled to begin filming later this year, but no airdate has been announced.

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