Chadwick Boseman to play legendary attorney Thurgood Marshall in new film

2015-12-17 14:29

New York — Having already played Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman will tackle another icon in a courtroom thriller about Thurgood Marshall.

Producers announced Wednesday that Boseman will star as the legendary attorney in Marshall, a film to be directed by Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin. The film focuses on a case early in the career of the Supreme Court justice. It will begin production this week in Los Angeles.

Boseman, who co-stars as the Black Panther in Marvel's upcoming Captain America: Civil War, broke out in the Robinson biopic 42, which he followed with Get on Up.

Another movie featuring Marshall as a young lawyer is in the works. Lionsgate is developing an adaptation of Gilbert King's Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Devil in the Grove, with Anton Corbijn to direct.

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