Winston Duke is set to play Marcus Garvey in an Amazon Studios film, titled “Marked Man”. The film is in part inspired by the biography, “Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey,” written by Colin Grant. Nigerian filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu will direct and executive produce the film. Jesse Williams and DeWanda Wise are also in talks to star in the film. Summary : Set in the 1920s, “Marked Man” follows a young black man who joins J. Edgar Hoover’s Bureau of Investigation, and then infiltrates Marcus Garvey’s UNIA organization, testing his loyalty to both race and country as he grows weary of both men’s actions. Marcus Garvey (August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940) was a key figure of Black nationalism in the 20th century.
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Series Summary : In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the “Touched”: people — mostly women — who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place. There are four black actors who are credited on the IMDB page; three of them named and seen in the trailer. Rochelle Neil plays the role of Annie Carbey (aka Bonfire), a career criminal with the ability to control fire who came up rough and stayed that way. Zackary Momoh portrays Doctor Horatio Cousens , a successful West Indian physician whose fortunes took a dark turn when he met Amalia and discovered his own ability, but now works with her and the other