Don Cheadle dons a bold '80s ensemble as he films Showtime comedy Black Monday in LA
Don Cheadle was seen in Los Angeles Wednesday on the set of his Showtime comedy Black Monday, which deals with the October 19, 1987 stock market crash.
The 54-year-old Oscar nominee donned a loud, late 80s ensemble filming the period piece, with an ocean blue suit with a magenta print vest over a purple shirt and a blue necktie.
Cheadle, who plays Maurice 'Moe' Monroe on the comedy, rounded out the look with a beige newsboy cap and black sneakers.
Hip to be square: Don Cheadle, 54, was seen in LA Wednesday on the set of his Showtime comedy Black Monday, which deals with the October 19, 1987 stock market crash
The veteran actor, who's had prominent roles in the Avengers and Ocean's Eleven films, was at work amid recent news that Black Monday has added actors Dulé Hill and June Diane Raphael to its cast for its second season, Deadline reported.
Hill is slated to portray the president of the African American Scholarship Fund, Marcus Wainwright III, while Corky Harris will play an ultra-conservative congressman's wife, the outlet reported.
Prior to signing on for Black Monday, the Kansas City native was the lead man on the Showtime series House of Lies, playing ruthless management consultant Marty Kaan.
In comparing the two characters to Esquire earlier this year, Cheadle said that 'Moe is much more narcissistic than Marty,' as he's 'unhinged,' 'doesn't have any family to balance him' and 'doesn't have any real care for anyone.'
Keeping up: The actor, who is often outspoken about issues on his Twitter page, was seen with a phone in hand and charging cord
Focused: Cheadle adjusted his tie as he made his way through the set
Leading man: Cheadle plays Maurice 'Moe' Monroe on the 80s-themed comedy
He described the Machiavellian nature of the character, saying Moe would throw anybody under the bus to get what he wants.'
Cheadle added: 'If he didn't have Regina Hall’s character, Dawn, I don't know if he'd even have company.
Moving forward: The actor had on the full ensemble during the weekday shoot in La La Land
Stalwart: The veteran actor has had prominent roles in the Avengers and Ocean's Eleven films