American actor Colman Domingo has been roped in to play the position of influential civil rights and homosexual rights activist, Bayard Rustin, within the upcoming biopic Rustin. The movie can be bankrolled by Michelle and Barack Obama’s manufacturing banner, Higher Ground.
Helmed by Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom director Geroge C Wolfe, Netflix’s biopic may even star Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, and Audra McDonald in pivotal roles as reported by Hollywood Reporter. The upcoming biopic has been written by Wolfe with Oscar-winning scribe Dustin Lance Black, who was behind Harvey Milk’s biopic Milk.
Colman Domingo honoured to play Bayard Rustin
Taking to Instagram, Domingo shared a Hollywood Reporter article and expressed happiness. He wrote, “Words can not specific how honored I’m to painting this icon. Bayard Rustin is a private hero. To be directed by the genius George C. Wolfe once more and to be heralded by The Obama’s and Higher Ground and @netflix. We are about to get into some good bother. We have a unbelievable cast and crew and I’m prepared. Let’s go. I’ve bought the ancestors with me. Calling on Bayard’s nice spirit.”
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The upcoming biopic can be co-produced by Oscar awardee Bruce Cohen, with Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis. It can be government produced with Mark R. Wright and Alex G. Scott.
In the movie, Rock can be portraying onetime NAACP chief Roy Wilkins, whereas Turman will painting A. Philip Randolph. McDonald, alternatively, can be seen within the position of Ella Baker, essentially the most influential lady within the civil rights motion.
Bayard Rustin was a outstanding determine within the early civil rights motion within the mid-Twentieth century, who led a number of marches in Washington and organised Freedom Rides. Known as a practitioner of nonviolent resistance, he was arrested a number of occasions for flouting Jim Crow-era legal guidelines in addition to for his sexual orientation.
Meanwhile, Domingo final appeared in If Beale Street Could Talk and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. For his efficiency, he earned Indie Spirit and SAG Award nominations. The 52-year-old additionally lately appeared in Candyman.
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(With inputs from ANI)
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