When it comes to portraying iconic figures, Chadwick Boseman is truly in a league of his own. The actor has taken on James Brown (Get On Up), Jackie Robinson (42) and will be the lead in Marvel's Black Panther. Now, Boseman looks to deliver another great performance as America's first African American judge on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall.
The movie, which is named Marshall, takes us on a journey through one of Thurgood Marshall's early iconic case, where he is has been called upon by the NAACP to represent Joseph Spell. Played by This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown, Spell, a chauffeur, is accused of sexually assaulting a socialite (Kate Hudson).
You can watch the powerful trailer below:
Marshall hits theaters October 2017.
Legendary actor and the man behind the iconic voice of King Mufasa (Lion King) and Darth Vader (Star Wars), James Earl Jones, will be honored as this year’s recipient of a special lifetime achievement award in theater at this year’s Tony Awards.
Jones has an extensive resume in film, television and on stage. The actor won a Tony Award in 1987 for Best Actor In A Play for his portrayal of Troy Maxson in Fences. In 1985, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, while seven years later he received the United States Congress’ honor of “National Medal of Arts” in 1992.
The elite actor will be honored at the award show, set to premiere June 11 at 8 p.m. on CBS, with Kevin Spacey as the show’s host.