Take a First Look at Colman Domingo in ‘Rustin’

Rustin (Netflix)

This morning, Netflix has unveiled a first look at Colman Domingo in the title role for their upcoming film Rustin. Domingo plays Bayard Rustin, one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the movie is sure to be a major awards contender. That being said, it won’t be for the upcoming Academy Awards, as the streamer has announced as well that it will be a 2023 release. So, Rustin looms as a potential Oscar player, for Domingo (who Joey recently interviewed here) and beyond, just a year from now.

The official synopsis for Rustin is as follows: “Bayard Rustin, the brilliant strategist behind 1963’s momentous March On Washington and close advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to the tireless quest for racial equality, human rights, and worldwide democracy. But as an openly gay Black man, he was all but erased from the civil rights movement he helped build. Directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Colman Domingo, Rustin illuminates the life of this unsung hero, a man whose influential work as an activist changed the course of history. Produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen and Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis, the film features an all-star cast including Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Jeffrey Wright and  Audra McDonald.”

You can see the image of Domingo as Rustin again below:

Rustin (Netflix)

Rustin comes to Netflix in 2023!


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Robert Hamer
9 months ago

How do I reconcile this? A genre I am so. Damned. Sick. And. Tired of. Starring an actor I can never get enough of.

Joey Magidson
9 months ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

Hope he gets an overdue bit of gold on his mantle that leads to even more diverse roles?



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