Marshall — Trailer

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added: Wed, Jun 21st '17

Prior to starring as the beloved Marvel superhero Black Panther in last summer's blockbuster "Captain America: Civil War," actor Chadwick Boseman had portrayed on-screen two real-life African-American heroes: Jackie Robinson in "42" and James Brown in "Get on Up," both for which he received great critical praise

But before audiences get to see Boseman in next year's hotly anticipated "Black Panther" solo movie, he will first take on yet another historical figure -- this time, for the period legal drama "Marshall." And from the looks of the film's newly released trailer (watch it above), Boseman's performance may end up generating some awards-season buzz.

Here, Boseman portrays renowned NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall in a biographical story that takes place almost three decades before he was elected as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The 1940s-set film is based on one of Marshall's early career-defining cases, in which he defends an African-American chauffeur (played by "This Is Us" actor Sterling K. Brown) who's been accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to murder his employer, a wealthy white socialite (played by Kate Hudson).

Josh Gad (from "Frozen" and "Beauty and the Beast") plays Thurgood Marshall's newly hired assistant attorney Samuel Friedman in the movie, which also co-stars Dan Stevens, Keesha Sharp, Jussie Smollett, Sophia Bush, and James Cromwell.

Reginald Hudlin, the director of the 1990s comedies "House Party" and "Boomerang," who has since worked in television and had recently served as one of the main producers on Quentin Tarantino's western blockbuster "Django Unchained," directs "Marshall" from a script co-written by acclaimed screenwriter Jacob Koskoff (2015's Macbeth) and his father, notable attorney Michael Koskoff.

"Marshall" opens October 13th.

synopsis:
Long before he sat on the United States Supreme Court or claimed victory in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a young rabble-rousing attorney for the NAACP. The new motion picture, MARSHALL, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days -- a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law: the case of black chauffeur Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), accused by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), of sexual assault and attempted murder.

 

directed by   Reginald Hudlin

starring   Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens, Keesha Sharp, Jussie Smollett, Sophia Bush, James Cromwell

release date   October 13, 2017

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