Did you know that John David Washington is Denzel’s son? Okay, most do so by now, but it’s in honor of the first one to start coming out of his father’s shadow as an actor thanks to his roles in movies like “BlacKkKlansman” and “Tenet” as well as “Ballers” of HBO. The youngest Washington is now ready to work properly with his dad for the first time as an adult in a film adaptation of “The Piano Lesson”.
Set in Pittsburgh in the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson of 1987 focuses on the black duo of brothers Will Willie and Berniece Charles as they disagree on what to do with a decorated piano heirloom decorated with from a slave ancestor. . John David Washington and Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black”) will play Boy Willie and Berniece, respectively, in a revival of Broadway in 2022 (via TheaterMania). Samuel L. Jackson will also star as Uncle Doaker and the experienced film, television and theater actor LaTanya Richardson Jackson (who is married to Jackson) is directing.
As of March 2021, the plan was for the stage revival cast to reprise their roles in a “Piano Lesson” film adaptation, with Denzel Washington producing his third work based on Wilson’s work after “Fences” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. It is also said that Washington is interested in directing the film by Barry Jenkins, which would be fantastic … as long as the head of “Moonlight” and “Underground Railroad” is not too busy with the sequel to “The Lion King ” on my way. .
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