Winston Duke is set to star in Marked Man, an upcoming film set. at Amazon Studios. Andrew Dosunmu will direct the film. Jesse Williams and DeWanda Wise are in talks to star alongside Duke.
The film will pull from the biography Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey. Kwame Kwei-Armah, wrote the script, initially developed by Esther Douglas.
Here’s the logline via Deadline‘s exclusive report: Set in the 1920s, Marked Man follows a young black man who joins J. Edgar Hoover’s Federal Bureau of Investigation and then infiltrates Garvey’s UNIA organization, testing his loyalty to both race and country as he grows weary of both men’s actions.
Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson are producing. Kwei-Armah, Glendon Palmer and Douglas. Robert Teitel and Joanne Lee are executive producing.
Dosunmu most recently directed Where Is Kyra starring Michelle Pfeiffer and his latest directorial effort, Netflix’s Beauty, debuts later this year. Kwei-Armah is writing the script for Spike Lee’s Viagra musical that’s in development.