ms_mmelissa (ms_mmelissa) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Rosa Parks biopic in the works directed by Julie Dash


  • Director Dash was the first African-American woman to have a film theatrically distributed in the USA (in 1991)

  • The film will focus on Parks pre-Montgomery boycott, specifically the work she and other black female activists did including investigating the gang-rape of Recy Taylor, a black woman who was kidnapped and raped by six white men in 1944 (a documentary on the subject called The Rape of Recy Taylor came out earlier this month)

  • Dash has previously made a TV film about Parks starring Angela Bassett in 2002

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This sounds amazing! Who should play Parks? (Actress would play Parks from her early 30s to 40s)
Tags: black celebrities, film - historical, film - in development
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