Hello, readers! I’m sorry that I have been away for so long. I took a break to recharge my creative batteries and handle some personal business (busy weekends!), but I’m back with a new review for a film that I’m very interested in.
Being a Baltimore native, one of our most famous sons was Thurgood Marshall. The first African-American appointed to the Surpreme Court is known best for his defense and victory in Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 decision that ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional. During a time of civil unrest and change in the country, he was a beacon of hope that change would be fair and just. But who was the man known as Thurgood? This film seeks to answer that question.
Bio-pic veteran Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up, Black Panther) stars as a young Thurgood Marshall as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Based on the preview, Boseman channels charisma and passion into his role of the future Surpreme Court Justice as he fights to clear a black man from a wrongful conviction. We also see Josh Gad as his co-star, moving away from his comedy films into a dramatic setting. With Boseman having two previous biopic films on his resume, this role should be familiar to him but no less important.
Marshall is expected to release on October 13.