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Marshall

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Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Kate Hudson, Keesha Sharp, Sophia Bush, Sterling K. Brown

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Cert: 15

Release date: 20/10/2017

Marshall is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.

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