As we already know, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett will soon star as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the mysterious Camae respectively, in the Broadway production of the new play, The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, directed by Tony Award-nominee Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun).

The Mountaintop will begin performances on September 22, 2011, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), with an official opening on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Above is your first-look at the couple in character, although we can’t see much (I know there was a photoshoot with both of them recently, with both in character, so I’m guessing the above image is from that), and in the video below, the pair talk about returning to the stage to tackle this play.