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David Harewood eyes title role in ‘Robeson’ ‘

'Homeland' star would play famed black actor in indie biopic

“Homeland” star David Harewood is in talks to play Paul Robeson in the indie biopic “Robeson” from Four Stars Intl.

Project is produced by Richard Akel and Greg Carter with a script by Akel and Terry Bisson. Producers are out to directors and hope to begin shooting next year.

Louis Gossett Jr. is also attached to star.

Robeson, born in 1898, was a singer, actor and orator from the 1920s through the 1950s best known for his acting in “Othello” and his singing of “Ol’ Man River.” His political activism brought him to the attention of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, leading to the revocation of his passport for eight years despite his contributions as an entertainer to the Allied forces during WWII.

Harewood portrays the director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center on Showtime’s “Homeland.” His feature credits include “Blood Diamond” and “The Merchant of Venice.”

Harewood is repped by APA, UK agent Nicki van Gelder of Conway van Gelder Grant and manager Vikram Dhawer of Authentic Entertainment.

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