Colman Domingo to Star in Biopic About Gay Civil Rights Leader

One of our favorite celebrity DILFs, Colman Domingo, will be portraying civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in the Netflix biopic Rustin; which will have a limited theatrical release on November 3rd followed by a wide release on Netflix November 17th .

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 and out actor 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. Produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis and George C. Wolfe, the film features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, with Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald.

“He was this big thinker and an incredible organizer, and he was influential to not only Dr. King, but all these other young people as well,” Colman Domingo said (in an interview with Vanity Fair completed prior to the SAG Strike.) “We owe a lot to Bayard Rustin. I think it’s part of my mission to make sure that hopefully, come this fall, there will never be that question again, who Bayard Rustin was.”

Take a look at first look images released by Netflix today to coincide with the Vanity Fair interview.  

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