First trailer for Fear the Walking Dead star's new Netflix movie

glynn turman as a philip randolph and colman domingo as bayard in rustin
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Rustin, the new film starring Fear the Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo, has released its first trailer.

The Netflix film, which has been produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, sees Domingo play civil and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin, who helped Martin Luther King Jr organise the 1963 March on Washington.

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The trailer depicts Rustin’s attempts to bolster the civil rights movement, and how his status as a gay man led to his influence strictly being limited to behind-the-scenes talks. The teaser also hints at the famous march, which culminated with MLK delivering his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

The logline for the film, which has been directed by George C Wolfe, reads: “The architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was one of the greatest activists and organisers the world has ever known. He challenged authority, never apologised for who he was, what he believed, or who he desired.

“And he did not back down. He made history, and in turn, he was forgotten. Rustin shines a long overdue spotlight on the extraordinary man who, alongside giants like the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ella Baker, dared to imagine a different world, and inspired a movement in a march toward freedom.”

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In addition to Domingo, the cast for the film includes Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Jeffrey Wright and Audra McDonald, with the script being written by Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black.

Rustin is currently scheduled to premiere at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, before its streaming release on Netflix on November 17; it will also be released in selected cinemas from November 3.

Fear the Walking Dead returns for its final episodes on October 22, 2023 at 9pm ET on AMC in the US, and will air on AMC on BT TV in the UK.

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