Amazon Studios has revealed that Winston Duke (Black Panther) is in talks to play Jamaican born political activist and Black nationalist leader, Marcus Garvey in Marked Man.
Andrew Dosunmu will direct the film, and Jesse Williams (Little Fires Everywhere) and DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It) are also in talks to star in the project.
The film is partly inspired by the Colin Grant biography Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey. The script is by acclaimed playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, which Esther Douglas developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund.
Set in the 1920s, Marked Man follows a young black man who joins J. Edgar Hoover’s Federal Bureau of Investigation and then infiltrates Garvey’s UNIA organization, testing his loyalty to both race and country as he grows weary of both men’s actions.
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