If you haven’t heard of or seen actor Colman Domingo, chances are you are about to see a lot of him in the near future.
According to Variety, he is about to portray, not one but two legendary men in two upcoming biopics. We’re about to see Domingo as the patriarch of the Jackson family, Joe Jackson in “Michael” which is being directed by Antoine Fuqua. The movie will focus on the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson.
“I’m excited to be a part of a film that explores both the complicated soul of the legendary Michael Jackson as well as his impact on music and culture as a global icon. Not only am I fortunate to have a rich, complex, and flawed character to portray in Joe Jackson, but I also have a front-row seat for Jaafar’s incredible transformation.”
Domingo is referring to Michael’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson (son of Jermaine Jackson) who will be portraying the musical icon in the film.
The actor has a role that we hope will be “Unforgettable” when he portrays Nat King Cole in a project in which he will also be making his directorial debut. He revealed the tidbit while appearing on the media outlet’s “Variety Awards Circuit Podcast.”
“I’ve been working on it quietly for a few years. It’s something I’m looking forward to putting together with some great partners.”
Domingo previously co-wrote the play “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole” with Patricia McGregor when he tackled the role of the icon at the Geffen Playhouse.
These news items come after it was revealed that the actor was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for portraying, yet another important figure in civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, in the Netflix movie, “Rustin.” Domingo has also been nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics Choice, and SAG nomination for his work. He was recently seen in the movie musical, “The Color Purple.”
Colman Domingo To Portray 2 Legendary Icons In Upcoming Biopics