Chadwick Boseman exchanges his suit of vibranium for a samurai armor to take the lead in Biopics Yasuke . The actor Black Panther will lead the cast Yasuke as the real title-warrior who became the first and only African samurai in the 16th century. This is the first filming of the amazing true story of the first African samurai.
Deadline reports that Chadwick Boseman has officially signed the title character in Yasuke the film adaptation of the story of the African slave samurai who served under Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century in Japan. Yasuke, born in Portuegese Mozambique, was said to have been brought to Japan as a slave to the Jesuit missionaries, where he attracted the attention of Oda Nobunaga, a ruthless feudal lord who wished to unite a divided Japan under his banner. Under the protection of Nobunaga, Yasuke finally won his trust, friendship and respect and eventually rose to the honor and title of samurai.
"The legend of Yasuke is one of the best-kept secrets in history, the only person of non-Asian descent to become a samurai," Boseman said after his casting. "It's not just an action film, it's a cultural event, an exchange, and I'm looking forward to being a part of it."
Boseman is no stranger to dealing with African warriors. Most prominently, he pulls a Vibranium suit to play a fictional African Warrior King in Black Panther . But in Yasuke he will play a real African warrior in a biopic – another genre that Boseman is very familiar with. If he does not play a superhero, he likes to play historical African American characters in films like Get On Up and Marshall . Yasuke seems to be the perfect mix of the genres he loves most: the epic action piece and the biopic.
Yasuke has long been in the works started at Lionsgate under Erik Feige . But the project went into the hell of development to regain momentum when MGM recently set up a rival Yasuke project. Fig now produces Yasuke under his Picturestart with De Luca Productions' Mike De Luca, along with Stephen L & # 39; Heureuex and Boseman. Doug Miro known by co-designing the acclaimed Netflix series Narcos will be writing the script.
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