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‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ – Sonia Braga Cast As Claire Temple’s Mother

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Emmy and three-time Golden Globe nominee Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Moon Over Parador, Brothers & Sisters) has joined the cast of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ as Soledad Temple, Claire (Rosario Dawson) mom.

Here’s what Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb had to say:

“A character as strong as Claire needs an equally powerful mother, and with Sonia we found the perfect actress to deliver the stellar performance we needed. In ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage,’ fans will now get a chance to see where Claire got the fire we love her for.”

Executive Producer and Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker also weighed in, saying:

“Sonia Braga? Rosario Dawson? ‘Nuff said. I’m tuning in. When it came to finding someone who was both formidable yet possessed a light touch, Sonia was the perfect choice and has been a Godsend.”

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

Cast includes Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Theo Rossi as Shades (a.k.a. Alvarez), Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard and Mahershala Ali as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes. Rosario Dawson reprising her Daredevil role as Claire Temple. 

Cheo Hodari Coker (“SouthLAnd,” “Ray Donovan”) will write the series’ first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer.

‘Luke Cage’ is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2016.

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