Joivan Wade has been announced as lead cast for the fourth installment of The Purge film series from Blumhouse, Universal and Platinum Dunes.
This chapter will serve as a prequel, focusing on the events that lead up to the inaugural Purge event where, for a 12-hour period, all crime is legal.
Gerard McMurray is directing from a script by franchise creator James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the previous three films. DeMonaco is producing with Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Sébastien K. Lemercier.
Joivan Wade trained at Brit School, and was a member of The National Youth Theatre.
He's co writer and star of the critically acclaimed online comedy series Mandem on The Wall, and is a series regular in two series of E4's Youngers.
He can also be seen in Big School for BBC One alongside David Walliams and Catherine Tate, and also features in BBC programmes, The Interceptor, Pompidou and the television pilot of Rudy's Rare Records. He starred as Rigsy in recent Series 8 of Doctor Who to massive critical acclaim and will return for Series 9. Joivan then joined the cast of Eastenders as Jordan Johnson.
On stage, Joivan starred in the stage adaptation of Rudy's Rare Records opposite Lenny Henry at Hackney Empire. He later performed in Mandem On The Wall Live at Hackney Empire, co-written by Percelle Ascott, Dee Kartier and himself.
Joivan is set to star in the 4th instalment of The Purge franchise, which is due to hit cinemas in July 2018.
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