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John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) is set to star opposite Honorary Academy Award winner Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) in Piano lesson — a Netflix film adaptation of the August Wilson classic, which will mark the directorial and screenwriting debut of his brother, Malcolm Washington. The star-studded pic will also feature Ray Fisher (Moon Rebel(Daniel Didwiller)until), Michael Potts (Ma Rainey Black Bottom) and Corey Hawkins (The tragedy of Macbeth).
Set in 1936 Pittsburgh in the aftermath of the Great Depression, Piano lesson Traces the lives of the Charles family in the Charles Duiker home and their legacy, the family piano, which is decorated with designs carved by an enslaved ancestor.
Virgil Williams (muddy) and Washington adapted the screenplay for the film, to be executive produced by Constanza Romero, Jennifer Roth and Katya Washington, which will mark the latest in a series of stage adaptations of Wilson’s plays from producers Denzel Washington and Todd Black.
Piano lesson It is part of Wilson’s famous play The American Century Course, also incl Fences And Ma Rainey Black Bottom – titles brought by Academy Award-winner Washington and Academy Award-nominated Black to the Paramount screen and Netflix, respectively. Washington directed and starred opposite Viola Davis in 2016 Fences, after collaborating with the actress on a 2010 Broadway revival of the same title, which brought them both Tonys. The film itself won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Actor and Motion Picture Adapted Screenplay, with Davis picking up her first statuette in the Supporting Actress category.
George C. Wolf led in 2011 Ma Rainey Black Bottom From a script by Ruben Santiago Hudson, starring Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Glenn Turman, Potts, Taylor Page, Dawson Brown, Jeremy Shamus and Johnny Quinn. This film won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, Hairstyling and Costume Design out of a total of five nominations.
Jackson and Washington come Piano lesson Film after ending their run in the Broadway revival of the play at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, which consists of 27 previews and 124 regular showings. Not only was the production Wilson’s highest-grossing Broadway production ever, but it also marked the highest-grossing revival of a play on the Great White Road this season.
Jackson recently led the Apple series The last days of Ptolemy Gray He will also soon appear as Matthew Vaughn’s Apple spy ArgyleExcitement murder room With Uma Thurman, Maya Hawke, and Joe Manganiello, Marvel Projects Marvels And Secret invasionand more.
Independent Spirit Award Winner, Golden Globe Award Winner, and 2x SAG Award nominee, John David Washington has recently been seen in films such as AmsterdamAnd Malcolm and Mary And TenetAfter going out with her BlacKkKlansman. He would later appear in Gareth Edwards’ film true love For 20th Century and New Regency Studios.
He is best known for his role as Cyborg in Zack Snyder’s Justice Leagueand for a prominent role in the third season of HBO’s real detectiveFisher recently got back together with Snyder for his own space epic Moon RebelIt will be released by Netflix on December 22nd.
Deadwyler scored rave BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and SAG nominated reviews as Mamie Till – Emmett’s mother – in the historical dramas of Orion and UAR until From director Chinone Chuko. She stars alongside Zoe Saldaña and more in the Netflix limited series from scratch From Attica and Tembi Locke, he recently landed a role in Adam McKay’s portrayal of serial killer Average height, average build He will also soon appear in the horror movie A24 I Watch Glow TVNetflix action thriller Pregnancy From Jaume Collet-Serra, and more.
Latest appearance on series like FBIAnd good fight And the first lady, Potts will next appear and star alongside Domingo, Chris Rock, Turman, and more in the Netflix historical drama Wolf, Rustin.
Hawkins is an Emmy nominee and has recently been seen in movies like The Joel Coen Movie The tragedy of Macbeth and John M. Chu’s musical adaptation in the heights. Other upcoming projects include the new Warner Bros. project Violet And André Øvredal’s horror pic The last flight of Demeter.
Jackson is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; John David Washington from WME; Fisher by Paradigm and Entertainment 360; Deadwyler by Paradigm, Play Management, and Ziffren Brittenham; Boots for Artists, Actors, and Blue Ridge Entertainment; Hawkins by WME and Jackoway Austin Tyerman; and Williams from Map Point, Calif. and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller.
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