“The People vs. O.J. Simpson” scene stealer Sterling K. Brown is set to join Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad in the true story courtroom drama “Marshall” for Super Hero Films.
Set against a background of Northern racism and anti-Semitism in 1941, Brown will play the part of Joseph Spell – an itinerant worker newly relocated from Louisiana to Connecticut where he is accused of the rape and attempted murder of a wealthy socialite.
A young Thurgood Marshall (Boseman), counsel for a struggling NAACP, and young Jewish lawyer Sam Friedman (Gad) set out to defend Spell in court.
Reginald Hudlin is directing from a a script by Michael Koskoff and his son, screenwriter Jacob Koskoff. Filming begins this month in Buffalo, New York. Paula Wagner will produce.