I’m sure you all remember David Harewood aka David Estes, the director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center in Homeland. Well, guess what’s new? Harewood is currently in some serious negotiatons to star in an upcoming indie biopic titled Robeson. And, if everything works out – he will come on board to play Paul Robeson, an American singer & actor who was also a political activist for the Civil Rights Movement!
The whole thing comes from producers Richard Akel and Greg Carter, and Akel wrote the script together with with Terry Bisson. No director is attached to Robeson biopic at this moment, although producers hope to begin shooting next year.
The movie will center on Robeson, a singer, actor and orator from the 1920s through the 1950s best known for his acting in Othello and his singing of Ol’ Man River.
But, the movie will also show us Robeson as the man whose political activism brought him to the attention of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, leading to the revocation of his passport for eight years despite his contributions as an entertainer to the Allied forces during WWII.
Beside Harewood, the movie will also star Louis Gossett Jr.
We’ll keep an eye on this biopic, make sure you stay tuned!