Netflix has released the official teaser trailer for George C. Wolfe’s “Rustin” starring Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Michael Potts, Bill Irwin, Jeffrey Wright & Audra McDonald. The film will have its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, and will have a limited theatrical run on November 3rd before arriving on Netflix on November 17th.
Plot Synopsis: The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organizers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologized for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired. And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten. Directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe and starring Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo, Rustin shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom.
What do you all think of the trailer? To me, the trailer looks like your typical political biopic that we’ve seen before. Still, the real selling point is finally getting the opportunity to not only see the untold story of a key figure within the Civil Rights Movement finally get realized on screen but also to see the life of this trailblazing man brought to life by Colman Domingo in his first significant leading role. After catching audiences’ attention in supporting roles in various films and television projects, it’s about time he finally received a showcase role to show the world what he’s fully capable of delivering. Hopefully, he will receive the recognition he deserves. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was well-directed despite its confined setting. Now that George C. Wolfe’s follow-up is more expansive, the question of whether or not he’ll be able to juggle all that it entails (and whether the screenplay co-written by Academy Award-winning “Milk” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has the goods) is the only thing holding Domingo back from Oscar gold. What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or our Twitter account.