Image from Rustin: First Look at Domingo as Iconic Civil Rights Activist
Netflix releases the first look at Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in the upcoming film about the life of the unsung civil rights activist.
Netflix releases first look Rustinstarring Colman Domingo The upcoming film tells the story of Bayard Rustin, a pivotal but unrecognized figure in the civil rights movement. Rustin will follow his life of activism, namely his participation in the March on Washington in 1963, where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Higher Ground Productions, founded by former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, is producing the film after signing a multi-year deal with Netflix aimed at promoting diverse voices in the entertainment industry . President Obama posthumously awarded Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.
The first look at Domingo as Rustin has now been released by Netflix, showing him speaking with both fists in the air. Domingo appears wearing Rustin’s signature glasses with the crowd cheering around him, previewing the recreation of the hero’s speeches and activism in the film. Check it out below:
Join Domingo at the Rustin cast, Aml Ameen, known for The maze runner i childhood, will play Martin Luther King Jr., with Chris Rock, Bill Irwin, CCH Pounder and several other actors also in the film. Known for his extensive theater and film work as a director Ma Rainey’s Black BackgroundGeorge C. Wolfe will direct Rustin with a screenplay co-written with Dustin Lance Black, whose screenplay by milk starring Sean Penn won an Oscar. An exact release date for Rustin is still unknown, but is expected to debut in 2023.
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