Poster To Reginald Hudlin’s Thurgood Marshall Movie Starring Chadwick Boseman

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Poster To Reginald Hudlin’s Thurgood Marshall Movie Starring Chadwick Boseman
Posted by Wilson Morales

July 13, 2017

Open Road Films has released the poster to its Supreme Court Justice biopic Marshall, with Chadwick Boseman starring in the title roleinto theaters on October 13.

Directed by Oscar nominee Reginald Hudlin (producer of “Django Unchained”), the courtroom thriller is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall.

A wealthy socialite named Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson) accuses her black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown) of rape. A young Jewish lawyer named Sam Friedman (Josh Gad) took the case to defend Spell. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, the NAACP sent a young Thurgood Marshall (Boseman) to help with the case. Friedman helps make it possible for Marshall to represent the client in the State of Connecticut, where the trial occurred. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.

Marshall cast pic

The film also features Downtown Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the prosecutor, James Cromwell, Chicago P.D’s Marina Squerciati as Stella Friedman, Keesha Sharp will play Buster Marshall, Thurgood’s wife, and Empire’s Jussie Smollett playing Langston Hughes.

MARSHALL focuses on a provocative case in the early career of one of America’s greatest legal minds. The film is financed by China-based Super Hero Films, Ltd. with Paula Wagner (“Mission Impossible,” “The Last Samurai”) producing through her Chestnut Ridge Productions banner. Additional producers include Hudlin, Jonathan Sanger (“The Elephant Man”), and Super Hero Films’ Jun Dong.


The screenplay for MARSHALL is a unique collaboration between renowned trial lawyer, Michael Koskoff, and his son, screenwriter Jacob Koskoff (The Weinstein Company’s “Macbeth”).

MARSHALL is being produced with the full support of the Thurgood Marshall and Samuel Friedman estates, including their children, John W. Marshall and Lauren Friedman.


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