Colman Domingo is bringing the story of a gay rights activist to life.
The 51-year-old Guatemalan American actor will star as activist Bayard Rustin in Rustin, the first film production from Michelle and Barack Obama’s Higher Ground, which has a deal at Netflix.
Along with Domingo, the film will also star Chris Rock, Glynn Turman and Audra McDonald.
Turman previously starred alongside Domingo in the Oscar-nominated film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
The George C. Wolfe directed film, which he co-wrote with Milk‘s Dustin Lance Black, tells the story of how Rustin overcame an onslaught of obstacles, and altered the course of American history by organizing the 1963 March on Washington.
Domingo’s previous credits include appearances on HBO’s Euphoria, and the films Selma, If Beale Street Could Talk and Zola.