Bayard Rustin Biopic

“Legendary Black, gay Tony Award-winning stage and film director George C. Wolfe (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) is joining forces with gay Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) for Rustin, a project about the life of Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin.

Netflix released a statement, Rustin “tells the story of charismatic, gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who overcame an onslaught of obstacles, and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington.” The film is being produced by Dustin Lance Black, Bruce Cohen, and former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions…”

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