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Darrell Roodt To Helm Paul Robeson Biopic

By Garth Franklin Wednesday February 13th 2013 08:11PM
Darrell Roodt To Helm Paul Robeson Biopic

South African filmmaker Darrell Roodt ("Sarafina," "Cry the Beloved Country") has signed on to helm the indie biopic "Robeson" for Four Stars International and Nexus Film.

"Homeland" star David Harewood is already attached to play singer and actor Paul Robeson.

Robeson's political activism brought him to the attention of Senator Joseph McCarthy, leading to the revocation of his passport for eight years despite his contributions as an entertainer to the Allied forces in WWII.

Louis Gossett Jr. is also onboard to play W.E.B. Dubois. Filming kicks off this Summer.

Source: Variety

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