The movie Marshall, about a young Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases, features Chadwick Boseman in the title role.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell. Director Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall, is based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad). Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall’s creation of the NAACP legal defense fund.
Reginald Hudlin (not to be confused with Reginald VelJohnson, the actor best known for Die Hard, or director Renny Harlin, director of Die Hard 2), best known as the director of the 1990 movie House Party, directs Marshall.