Known for his portrayals of iconic black historical figures, Chadwick Boseman next dons the robe of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
After putting on his uniform in the Jackie Robinson biographical sports film 42, he later laced up his dancing shoes as James Brown in Get On Up. Boseman’s latest turn is as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and deals with one of the first cases of his early career in the simply titled Marshall.
Boseman and co-stars Josh Gad and Sterling K. Brown introduced a first look for Marshall, putting on a brief little skit before the official trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marshall below:
MARSHALL, based on the early career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) against his wealthy white socialite employer (Kate Hudson) in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial. In need of a high-profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with young Jewish lawyer Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad) who has never tried a case. They struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in a sensationalized trial that helped lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement.
Marshall also stars Dan Stevens, and James Cromwell, and is directed by Reginald Hudlin. Marshall hits theaters October 13, 2017.