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||MOVIES Colman Domingo to star in Bayard Rustin biopic
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LGBTQ+ actor Colman Domingowho has been in movies such as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Candyman, and TV shows ranging from Fear the Walking Dead to The Big Gay Sketch Showhas landed the lead role the Netflix biopic Rustin, which is being produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Chris Rock, Glynn Turman and Audra McDonald are also starring in the drama, which is being directed by George C. Wolfe, whose last film was Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Wolfe wrote the script with Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning scribe behind the Harvey Milk biopic Milk.
Bayard Rustin (1912-87), who was openly gay, was a key figure in the early civil-rights movement in the mid-20th century, leading several marches on Washington as well as organizing Freedom Rides. Rustin also helped to organize 1963's March on Washington, the famous rally where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Barack Obama awarded Rustin a Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 2013.
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