Colman Domingo cast as Bayard Rustin In ‘Rustin’ From George C. Wolfe

(l-r: Domingo, Rock, McDonald, Turman)

Award-winning actor, and Philly native, Colman Domingo has been cast in the first feature film from production company Higher Ground and Netflix, Rustin.

The film tells the story of charismatic, gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin,  who overcame an onslaught of obstacles and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington.

Rustin is directed by George C. Wolf, who directed last year’s hit, the Oscar-nominated, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Wolfe also wrote the screenplay with Dustin Lance Black. is the first feature film that Higher Ground is producing.

Joining Domingo will be his Ma Rainey castmate Glynn Turman. Audra McDonald (Respect) and Chris Rock (Fargo, Untitled David O. Russell Project, Top Five) will also join the production.

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Higher Ground’s upcoming slate of projects in partnership with Netflix includes the feature films Exit West and Satellite, and the comedic series The G Word with Adam Conover. Higher Ground presented the hit 2021 Netflix film, Fatherhood, starring Kevin Hart, and the critically acclaimed Netflix film Worth, starring Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci and Amy Ryan.