A biopic for Colin Powell is in the works and well-known actor Morgan Freeman will play Colin Powell. Powell was a well-known U.S. Secretary of State. The film will focus on Powell’s 2003 speech to the United Nations to seek support for the Bush administration’s plan to forcibly remove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, based on intelligence — later discredited — that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons. Powell later described the event as a low point in his career.
The film will also focus on Powell’s tenure as the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position.
Reginald Hudlin, who recently directed the Thurgood Marshall biopic, will direct “Powell” with Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment and Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment as the production companies. Producers are Amritraj and Lori McCreary, Freeman’s partner at Revelations.
A date for the biopic hasn’t been released yet but, this seems like a good project to look forward to.