‘Rustin’ Trailer: Colman Domingo Ignores Threats to End Fight for Civil Rights

Colman Domingo in Rustin Trailer (Credit: Netflix)

Colman Domingo turns in a bold and determined performance in the official trailer for Rustin.

Netflix released the new trailer for the biopic this week, offering a look at the Emmy Award-winning actor as Civil Rights activist and organizer, Bayard Rustin.

“We are going to put together the largest peaceful protest made up of angelic troublemakers,” the actor says in the trailer.

When warned that he should stop challenging authority and end his fight against racism in the U.S., he refuses to back down.

“What they really want to destroy is all of us coming together and demanding this country change,” he says.

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In real life, Rustin was the architect of the 1963 March on Washington. He made history, but was ultimately forgotten by historians.

Some in the Civil Rights community questioned and criticized him because he was openly gay. Still, the Pennsylvania native rallied people from all walks of life and pressed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to take part in the march.

The film on Rustin’s life is directed by DGA Award and five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black penned the script.

The movie debuted to critical acclaim earlier this year at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals.

In addition to Domingo, the star-packed cast includes Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, Jeffrey Wright, and Audra McDonald.

The movie is produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen, Higher Ground’s Tonia Davis and George C. Wolfe.

Executive producers include Higher Ground’s Barack and Michelle Obama, Mark R. Wright, Alex G. Scott, David Permut, Daniel Sladek, Chris Taaffe.

Rustin opens in theaters in select cities on Nov. 3, and begins streaming on Netflix Nov. 17.