Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, and Audra McDonald are set to star in an upcoming biopic about homosexual civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, in response to a report from Variety.
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The movie, titled Rustin, would be the first narrative characteristic produced by Higher Ground, the manufacturing firm began by Michelle and Barack Obama. George C. Wolfe will direct the movie for Netflix, with a screenplay written by Wolfe and Dustin Lance Black, who additionally wrote Milk.
According to Variety, the movie will deal with the number of challenges that Rustin confronted whereas organizing the well-known 1963 March on Washington, which is the place Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Chris Rock will play NAACP chief Wilkins, Turman will play March on Washington co-organizer A. Philip Randolph and McDonald will play civil rights icon Ella Baker.
The movie can be produced by Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davia for Higher Ground Productions together with Oscar winner Bruce Cohen.
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This venture can be a part of Higher Ground Productions’ first-look take care of Netflix which they’ve signed in 2018. The deal has beforehand produced two acclaimed documentary movies: 2019’s American Factory which earned them their first Oscar win for Best Documentary Feature, and Crip Camp.