Colman Domingo to Reunite With 'Ma Rainey’ Director George C. Wolfe for 'Rustin' Netflix Biopic

Chris Rock, Audra McDonald, and Glynn Turman were also announced for the Netflix and Higher Ground project.

Colman Domingo’s eclectic filmography continues to grow with the upcoming Netflix film Rustin. The actor will portray civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in the new movie by theater and film director George C. Wolfe. This will mark the second collaboration between Domingo and Wolfe, who have previously worked together on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Rustin will also continue the multi-year deal between Netflix and Higher Ground, the production company founded by Barack and Michelle Obama.

Domingo is not the only actor already slated for the project. Chris Rock and Audra McDonald are also signed onto the film in major roles. Rock will portray former NAACP director Roy Wilkins, while McDonald will portray activist Ella Baker. Returning from Ma Rainey is Glynn Turman, who will play unionist and politician A. Philip Randolph. Needless to say, the cast for this project is stacked.

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