Chilli, shown above with Marshall’s lead actor, Chadwick Boseman will be playing the role of Zora Neale Hurston in the upcoming thriller, according to IMDB. The real life Zora, pictured above was a well-known and accomplished writer of African American literature during the Harlem Renaissance. Hurston has won numerous awards and was considered to be the most successful and most significant black female writer of the early 20th century. Read more about Zora here.
Marshall, described as a thriller by Chadwick Boseman in this interview from the Jimmy Kimmel show, is about an early case tried by Thurgood Marshall. The movie is set in 1942, before Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court Justice in 1967. The movie is directed by Reginald Hudlin (Django Unchained, House Party, Boomerang) and stars Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Sophia Bush, Keesha Sharp, Jussie Smollett, Dan Stevens, and of course Chilli!
Marshall will hit theaters on October 13, 2017. Watch the official trailer for Marshall below!