MARSHALL is based on a pinnacle moment in the life of Thurgood Marshall, which paved the way to him becoming the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a highly publicized sexual assault and attempted murder trial. In need of a high-profile victory, but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, and are driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.
Actors: Sterling Brown, Keesha Sharp, Sophia Bush, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad
Directors: Reginald Hudlin
Producers: Reginald Hudlin, Jun Dong, Jonathan Sanger, Paula Wagner