In Biopic News ... Tyler Perry as Oscar Micheaux?! + Marshall Trailer

In wonderful biopic and casting news Tyler Perry is set to play Oscar Micheaux.

 

A film about Oscar Micheaux is dearly need. Micheaux is the pioneer of black film. As the the first African-American to produce a feature-length film (The Homesteader (1919) and a sound feature-length film The Exile (1931) his name should be a household name. However, many people do not know his name or the names of any of his 44 films. I hope this biopic brings attention to the man and his accomplishments.


As far as the casting goes, I think Tyler Perry looks enough like Micheaux for it to be convincing (it is a more convincing casting than another recent casting anyway). I also think that it is rather poetic to have the founder/owner of the first black owned major film studio to play the first black producer of a feature length film. I can't wait to see Perry in costume. Charles Murray, executive producer and writer of Netflix/Marvel’s “Luke Cage” series and many others, is attached to script the Micheaux biopic for HBO although no director is attached at this time.

What do you think about the casting?

Also ... I posted it on our tumblr and twitter but here it is for the blog ... the Marshall trailer.


With Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall

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