In 1940, Thurgood Marshall is an NAACP lawyer travelling the country defending people of color who are wrongly accused of crimes because of racial injustice. Upon his return to his New York office, he is sent to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to defend Joseph Spell, a chauffeur accused of rape by his white employer, Eleanor Strubing, in a case that has gripped the newspapers. In Bridgeport, insurance lawyer Sam Friedman is assigned by his brother to get Marshall admitted to the local bar, against his will. At the hearing, Judge Foster, a friend of the father of prosecutor Lorin Willis, agrees to admit Marshall, but forbids Marshall from speaking during the trial, forcing Friedman to be Spell's lead counsel. Marshall must guide Friedman through notes, such as when he advises Friedman to allow a woman of Southern white descent into the jury because of her assertive and questioning personality. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||Chris Bongirne, Lauren Friedman, Bradley Eisenstein, Kevin Lamb, Paula Wagner, Beely Lee, Hunter Ryan, Brandon Powers, David Ryan, Reginald Hudlin, Jonathan Sanger, Peter Luo|
|Directed By:||Reginald Hudlin|
|Written By:||Jacob Koskoff, Michael Koskoff|
|Cast:||Marina Squerciati, Kate Hudson, Steve Abbott, Stan Klimecko, John Kreuzer, Bob Bozek, Lauren Friedman, Mark St. Cyr, Brandyn T. Williams, Christopher Mele, Jussie Smollett, Anthony Vincent, Sophia Bush, Don Gervasi, Frank Rossi, Amelie Mckendry, Peter Johnson, Chadwick Boseman, James Cromwell, Michael Dugan, Jada Kay, Sue Danna Myer, Chris Pera, Robert S. Bates, Josie Divincenzo, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Keesha Sharp, Derrick Baskin, Michael Bernardi, Jeremy Kreuzer, Jeremy Bobb, Greg Robbins, Paul Spitale, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Josh Nuncio, Sterling K. Brown|
|In Theaters:||Oct 13, 2017|
|Runtime:||1 hour 58 minutes|
|Production:||Chestnut Ridge Productions, China Wit Media, Starlight Media|