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    George C. Wolfe to direct Rustin. The film tells the story of gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Dustin Lance Black, who won the Academy Award for best original screenplay for 2008’s “Milk,” will write the film and serve as a producer. I see you, George… stacking new projects upon the success of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”!

    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/george-c-wolfe-netflix-obamas-bayard-rustin-1234906217/

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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Wonder who will play bayard.</p>
     

     

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    I have a feeling Jeremy Pope will be in top contention.

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    Andre Royo would’ve been perfect casting back in the day.

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    Is this the same script that was in development at WB?

    Edit: was confusing it was with the HBO Max anthology series “Equal”, that had an episode about Rustin.

    Wonder if this will be Keiynan Lonsdale what Tony Blair is to Michael Sheen.

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    Trevante Rhodes

    LaKeith Stanfield

    Jonathan Majors

     

    They’ll all be great as Bayard and it’ll be transformative. I wouldn’t mind seeing a newcomer though

    FYC:

    Best Actor :
    Riz Ahmed for Sound Of Metal
    Delroy Lindo for Da 5 Bloods
    Gary Oldman for Mank

    Best Actress:
    Andra Day for The United States vs Billie Holiday
    Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
    Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Amanda Seyfried for Mank
    Helena Zengel for News of the World

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    Andre Royo would’ve been perfect casting back in the day.

    I just checked. He looks like Bayard. But I guess he’ll be too old for it unless it’ll be centered on Bayard’s final days

    FYC:

    Best Actor :
    Riz Ahmed for Sound Of Metal
    Delroy Lindo for Da 5 Bloods
    Gary Oldman for Mank

    Best Actress:
    Andra Day for The United States vs Billie Holiday
    Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
    Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Amanda Seyfried for Mank
    Helena Zengel for News of the World

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    Trevante Rhodes

    LaKeith Stanfield

    Jonathan Majors

    They’ll all be great as Bayard and it’ll be transformative. I wouldn’t mind seeing a newcomer though

    Those are all great choices, Lil Tony!

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    Casting ideas for Bayard’s later years:

    Andre Holland as Bayard Rustin
    Chiwetel Ejiofor as James Baldwin
    Nate Parker as Martin Luther King, Jr.

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    If it is set in or around 1963, Billy Porter? Would love for a gay actor to have this role.

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    If it is set in or around 1963, Billy Porter? Would love for a gay actor to have this role.

    He would be good. I hope they don’t cast too young.

    👑Cicely Tyson (1924-2021)
    👑Mary Wilson (1944-2021)

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    If it is set in or around 1963, Billy Porter? Would love for a gay actor to have this role.

    I think it likely will go to one.

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