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Will and his Overbrook Entertainment have partnered with Star Thrower Entertainment to produce the movie based on Richard Williams’ life and the 78-page plan he created to help turn his daughters into the superstar athletes they are today. But critics say the role should go an actor with darker skin, like Idris Elba and Mahershala Ali. Some have compared the casting to Zoë Saldana’s portrayal of Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic “Nina”, for which Zoë wore blackface makeup and a prosthetic nose. One Twitter user responded to the shade by saying: “So let me understand that a Black man can only play a Black man now if he is the right shade of black. So in that case Denzel Washington should never have played Malcom x. We as Black people only brings ourselves down.”
-Tony Scott (@tonyscottmedia)
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