Ving Rhames Brings Nat Turner to the Big Screen


Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ving Rhames is producing a low-budget film adaptation of Michael Henry Brown’s off-Broadway play, “3/5 of a Man,” which centers on Nat Turner and the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia. Turner led the most successful slave revolt on record, but was ultimately lynched for his actions along with many other slaves. 

According to Variety, “Freedomland” star Anthony Mackie will play Turner, and Rhames will portray his best friend, Hark. John Amos, Beverly Todd, Zeljko Ivanek, Peter Dinklage, Tiny Lister, Michael Taliferro and Dana Delany are also in the cast, Variety reports. 

Rhames will produce “3/5 of a Man” via his Freedom Reign Productions banner, with “The Color Purple” star Akosua Busia making her feature directing debut. Playwright Michael Henry Brown has penned the screenplay, reports Variety.

Posted by loni on 02/21 at 09:14 AM in Celebrity

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