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Marcus Garvey Movie Biopic In The Works…..

A Marcus Garvey biopic is currently in development stage. According to Shadow and Act, Don Cheadle’s Crescendo Productions is producing the film, which will portray the Jamaican native and Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey.

Kevin Navayne, who is fairly new to the acting world, is slated to play Garvey.

Navayne, also a native of Jamaica, spent numerous years as a fashion model. In the past, he has played on One Life To Live. Recently though, he was scheduled to co-star in Spike Lee’s Da Brick, which HBO decided to pass on at the last second.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a Jamaican publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He founded the Black Star Line, part of the Back-to-Africa movement, which promoted the return of the African Diaspora to their ancestral lands(Wiki).

George Tillman Jr. (Notorious; Barber Shop) is slated to direct and Sonni Kojo will write the script.

If you’re not familiar with Marcus Garvey’s story turn the channel to watch his PBS special.

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5 thoughts on “Marcus Garvey Movie Biopic In The Works…..

  1. Dan says:

    Garvey is my hero. The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey is my bible. I hope they don’t F this up.

  2. Kev says:

    He’s my hero too. Or I should say my prophet. But let me tell you Message To The People is a better book than Philosophy and Opinions. It put together better giving it a better punch.

  3. DID THEY GET WITH THE UNIA ABOUT THERE PLANS TO DO A MOVIE ABOUT OUR HISTORY ?

  4. Shaka Barak says:

    I doubt it. The writers father wrote a book on the Honorable Marcus Garvey, so hopefully the writer has the same love of the great work of Marcus Garvey and the UNIA & ACL, that his father had.

  5. Khemi ReAtum says:

    Why don't the UNIA do the movie instead?

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