Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War) can add another biopic to his filmography as the actor has been cast to play Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Judge, in the biopic Marshall. The film will be directed by Reginald Hudlin (The Ladies Man).
The film will reportedly follow Marshall’s early career where he defended a chauffeur who filed a suit against his wealthy employer over sexual assault and attempted murder. Marshall partnered with a Samuel Friedman, a young lawyer who never tried a case. The pair faced a prejudiced court during the trial that received sensationalized trial.
Boseman, who will be seen next as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, first drew notice for playing Jackie Robinson in 42 and later played the singer James Brown in Get On Up. No other casting announcements have been made.
No release date has been announced at this time. We’ll have more on the project as it releases.