According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carl Lumbly has been cast to star in the lead role of independent feature Nujoma: Where Others Wavered.

The actor, who plays Agent Marcus Dixon on ABC's Alias, will be joined by Danny Glover in the film, to be written and directed by Charles Burnett. The biopic is based on the autobiography of Sam Nujoma, the first president of Namibia and former president of the South West African People's Organization.

Lumbly will play Nujoma, a role that spans his early 20s to his late 60s. The film reunites Lumbly, Glover and Burnett, who worked together on 1990's To Sleep With Anger.