Colman Domingo Is Gay Civil Rights Icon Bayard Rustin in New Biopic: Photos
The upcoming biopic Rustin has some official first-look images, including plenty of photos of gay Emmy-Award-winning actor Colman Domingo who plays the icon.
The film, directed by George C. Wolfe, follows out civil rights legend Bayard Rustin through his life.
“The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologized for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired. And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten. Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo, Rustin shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom,” a description from Netflix reads.
Rustin is produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Higher Ground's Tonia Davis and Wolfe, the film features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, with Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.
Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black wrote the screenplay based on a story by Julian Breece. Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama serve as executive producers on the film as well as Mark R. Wright, Alex G. Scott, David Permut, Daniel Sladek, and Chris Taaffe.
Rustin premieres on Netflix on November 17 — the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Before then, the film will hit select theaters on November 3.