Marcus Garvey, one of the world’s greatest black leaders, biographical film is on the way. A diligent biopic has been long overdue since Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X’s.
He left a legacy, inspiring great humans like Martin Luther King, Bob Marley, Mohammed Ali, Walter Rodney, Mahatma Gandhi, Minister Louis Farrakhan, President Nnamdi Azikiwe, Elijah Muhammad, President Kwame Nkrumah, Kwame Toure, President Jomo Kenyatta, President Nelson Mandela, President Patrice Lumumba, President Julius Nyerere, Malcolm X amongst many others but was disregarded in his country of birth, Jamaica.
Delroy Lindo has been selected to play the role of the man who was once the leader of the largest organised mass movement of African people, who inspired every black freedom fighter in the twentieth century, both in Africa and the Americas, The Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. — Jamaica’s first National Hero. The biopic has a release date of September 22, 2017, in the U. S. A., according to The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) owned by Amazon.com
Lindo has had many memorable roles in films such as David Mamet’s “Heist” and as Mr. Rose in “The Cider House Rules.” He garnered critical acclaim for his role as Rodney in Spike Lee’s drama “Clockers,” and also worked with Lee on “Crooklyn” and “Malcom X,” earning an NAACP Image Award nomination.
Born to Jamaican parents in Lewisham, England, Lindo moved with his mother to Toronto, Canada, and then to the United States, where he graduated from the American Conservancy Theater in San Francisco. Kevin Navayne, a Spanish Town native will play the role of Marcus Garvey’s son.
Jodi Sallinder is listed as the writer while Steve Anderson is listed as the director of the film.