Netflix is continuing its partnership with George C. Wolfe to bring more forgotten Black legends to the screen. After the powerful Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which featured terrific performances from Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman and earned two Oscars, he's back with another controversial but important figure.
Rustin tells the story of Bayard Rustin, the outspoken civil rights leader, who often had to recede into the background due to his sexuality. The film focuses on his organization of the 1963 March on Washington, including the opposition he faced both from racist white lawmakers and from other Black activists.
Emmy winner Colman Domingo (Euphoria) stars as Rustin, giving one of our greatest actors a rare leading role. The cast also includes Chris Rock, Glynn Truman, Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald. Barack and Michelle Obama serve as producers.
Rustin premieres this week at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting in select theaters on November 3. It arrives on Netflix two weeks later, hitting the worldwide streamer on November 17.