Chadwick Boseman Biopic on Thurgood Marshall Gets Release Date
Open Road Films has set October 13 for release of Marshall, a biopic on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman. Josh Gad plays lawyer Sam Friedman.
Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown and Keesha Sharp all star in the film, directed by Reginald Hudlin and produced by Paula Wagner through Chestnut Ridge Productions. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions holds the rights to international distribution,
The film itself is based on the young Marshall defending a black chauffeur in 1941 against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that became heavily publicised in the media. Screenwriter Jacob Koskoff collaborated with trial lawyer, and his own father, Michael Koskoff. The Marshall and Friedman estates have placed their full support behind the project.
“I can’t wait for the world to see this movie,” Hudlin said. “It’s a thriller, not a biopic, about an early case of one of the greatest lawyers in American history. In a time when we need heroes who fight for justice, ‘Marshall’ is an inspirational movie that brings people together.”