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January 18, 2017

CBS3's Ukee Washington to have cameo in M. Night's new flick

The famed director is showcasing the Eyewitness News anchor for the fourth time in one of his films

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CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington will have a cameo appearance in the new M. Night Shyamalan movie "Split," which hits theaters Friday.

Look for CBS3 Eyewitness News anchor Ukee Washington in an upcoming cameo appearance in the new M. Night Shyamalan movie “Split,” which opens Friday.

He’ll also be joined by former CBS3 reporter Robin Rieger, who I wrote about in 2015. She played a news reporter in several episodes of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” 

According to CBS3 producers, this is the fourth film in which Shyamalan has featured Washington. He also appeared in “Signs” (2002), “Unbreakable” (2000), and “The Happening” (2008).

“What an opportunity to be involved in a fourth project with M. Night!” Washington told PhillyVoice.

“Such a thrill to be a small part of his artistic creations. I told him I’m ready when he is to play someone other than a newscaster. Then again, maybe I could be the TV anchor who no one expects in a ‘whodunit?’ Hmm, I’ll start working on a script my next vacation. Wish me luck!”

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