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Thursday, January 28, 2010

MLK movie dream: A message from Iraq


"It appears that Hollywood is stuck
on using
the same old faces
time and time again
and then wonder
why a particular movie flopped;

when in reality a new name,
a new face could
and probably would
have produced a better result.

Well, Hollywood,
here is an opportunity to do just that!"


The Facebook group dedicated to giving actor Antonio D. Charity a chance to audition for the lead role in DreamWorks' upcoming biopic of Martin Luther King has tripled in membership in recent days, and as we've shown you, many people are looking to producers Steven Spielberg, Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones to do the right thing and give Antonio D. Charity a chance to realize a dream he's had since he first portrayed Dr. King on the high school stage.

But tucked away among the Facebook comments and notes of encouragement and support is testimony from a man who might know better than anyone just how good Antonio D. Charity will be in the role:

"Tonio's acting abilities, stage performances, and work ethics speaks for themselves. I want to speak from another point of view about Hollywood itself. There are a lot of fine young talented actors and actresses that are waiting to be heard and seen and they should be given the opportunity to do so. But it appears that Hollywood is stuck on using the same old faces time and time again and then wonder why a particular movie flopped; when in reality a new name, a new face could and probably would have produced a better result.

"Well, Hollywood, here is an opportunity to do just that. Give the role of Dr. Martin Luther King to Antonio D. Charity and you'll never regret it.

"I know, he's my baby brother.

"Respectfully,

"LTC Herbert N. Charity
Beladiyat, IRAQ"

The play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, starring Antonio D. Charity in an ensemble of great actors, begins previews at the St. Luke's Theatre on West 46th Street tomorrow night, Friday January 29th. Opening night is February 15th, and the show is set to run through March 28th.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article!