Posted by on October 6, 2021 6:00 pm
Originally From: Queerty

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Domingo in ‘Zola’

Director George C. Wolfe and producers Barack & Michelle Obama have finally announced casting for the lead in their upcoming Bayard Rustin biopic Rustin. Openly gay actor Coleman Domingo will step into the role of the civil rights legend.

Domingo joins stage legend Audra McDonald as well as actors Chris Rock and Glynn Turman in the film. Wolfe directs from a script he co-wrote with Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. 

Related: Civil rights hero Bayard Rustin gets official pardon for gay sex conviction

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Bayard Rustin rose to fame as the right-hand man to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Though he helped organize several key protests including the 1963 March on Washington,

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