Morgan Freeman will star in the new Biopic, Powell, playing the former United States Secretary of States, Colin Powell. The film will be produced by Ashok Amritraj of Hyde Park Entertainment Lori McCreary of Revelations entertainment, which he co-owns with Morgan Freeman.
Reginald Hudlin, who also directed the Thurgood Marshal film, Marshal will direct the movie.
Ed Whitworth wrote the script. It is set during President George Bush’s reign with Colin Powell as the Secretary of states. Colin was the first African American to serve as the secretary of states. He rose from a highly regarded General of the American Army to the White House.
Colin Powell was overly opposed to the U.S plans to invade Iraq during the war against Saddam Hussein. He believed that the dictator didn’t possess mass destructive weapons. His arguments, however, were fiercely opposed by other staff at the White House.
Colin Powell later presented to the UN explaining that he believed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. The script tells of the factors that led to his UN presentation, although his evidence was later discredited.
Hudlin’s Marshal tells a story of a man who handled a single case that takes him straight to the American Supreme Court as the Chief Justice. Starring Chadwick Boseman alongside Josh Gad, the script also shows the first African American man serving as the Supreme Court justice in the United States.
The Freeman’s Revelation Entertainment has done many movies including Invictus in which Morgan Freeman starred as Nelson Mandela. Revelations have also produced, and still producing such TV shows as The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman aired on NatGeo and the CBS’ Madam Secretary now on season four.
Morgan Freeman is also an executive producer of Powell, along with his Revelations Entertainment’s partner, Lori McCreary.