Michael K. Williams confronts his own typecasting in mesmerizing spot for The Atlantic

The short film from Wieden+Kennedy is part of the magazine's first branded campaign in 10 years, which also features Caitlyn Jenner, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

In "The Wire," Michael K. Williams played gangster Omar. In "Boardwalk Empire," he played gangster Chalky White. Nearly a century separates the two TV series' settings, but the African-American actor portrays the same gritty characters in both shows. Was he being typecast? In this remarkable spot for The Atlantic, Williams debates the question with his former characters, and faces some hard truths. Debuting online today, the Wieden+Kennedy film is part of the magazine's first branded campaign in 10 years, which will also include videos starring Caitlyn Jenner, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

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