Colman Domingo Set To Make Directorial Debut In Nat King Cole Biopic


Shooting for new heights and cementing his name eternally in the industry, Colman Domingo, will star as the legendary singer Nat King Cole in a musical movie from a script he co-wrote.

According to Variety, the actor will also make his directing debut on the project.

“I’ve been working on it quietly for a few years.”

he said.

“It’s something I’m looking forward to putting together with some great partners.”

It’s not yet known which period Domingo’s film will focus on. One of the most notable moments of his life was on April 10, 1956, while performing in front of an all-white audience in Birmingham, Alabama, a group of four white men attacked him while performing. After the authorities apprehended the men, the singer returned to the stage, with the remaining audience members giving him a 10-minute standing ovation.

However, this isn’t Domingo’s first rodeo with Cole, as he co-wrote the play “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole” with Patricia McGregor that premiered at the Geffen Playhouse. The interpretation imagines what might have been going through the singer’s mind during his 1957 Christmas special on “The Nat King Cole Show,” the first network program hosted by an African American.

#Clique, will you be watching the Biopic following its release?

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