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Fans now know who will convey Colin Kaepernick to life in the Netflix series about his life
The search for an actor to painting a young Colin Kaepernick in Ava DuVernay’s upcoming Colin in Black & White series has come to an finish, and the casting could not be extra excellent. Jaden Michael, a 17-year previous actor identified for Vampires vs. the Bronx, will convey an adolescent model of the previous NFL quarterback and civil rights activist to life in the upcoming Netflix series.
Kaepernick made the announcement on Tuesday morning, sharing facet by facet photographs to show the uncanny resemblance between himself and Michael. Indeed, they appear to be they might be brothers.
“I by no means thought I’d be casting a young me in a show about my life,” he wrote in the submit. “I can not anticipate the world to see [Jaden Michael] be an all-star on [Netflix].”
Michael posted his personal message, thanking DuVernay and Kaepernick for casting him. “Wow, it is actually an honor to be given this chance,” he wrote. “Can’t wait to convey this a lot wanted story to life, particularly in these making an attempt instances.”
DuVernay additionally commented about working with Kaepernick, calling it “a proud journey” whereas congratulating Michael on touchdown the function.
Colin in Black & White is the story of Kaepernick’s early years rising up as the adopted Black youngster in a white household and navigating life in highschool in Turlock, California. Kaepernick will narrate the six-episode scripted series, with DuVernay serving as the director for the pilot episode.
Finding the right young actor to play Kaepernick was essential because the whole story revolves round him, and Michael could not be extra excellent for the function. This is not the primary time Michael has labored with Netflix; he additionally had a recurring function in The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann.