WHO’S IN IT?

Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up), Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Dan Stevens (The Guest), James Cromwell (Babe), Sterling K. Brown (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), Keesha Sharp (American Adobo), Sophia Bush (Stay Alive), Jussie Smollett (Alien: Covenant), Rozonda Thomas (Ticker)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang), director, producer; Jacob Koskoff (The Marc Pease Experience) and Michael Koskoff (film debut), writers; Jonathan Sanger (The Elephant Man) and Paula Wagner (Vanilla Sky), producers; Marcus Miller (The Ladies’ Man), composer; Newton Thomas Sigel (Drive), cinematographer; Tom McArdle (Spotlight), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1940, young African-American attorney Thurgood Marshall (Boseman) is tasked by the NAACP to represent in court Joseph Spell (Brown), the black chauffeur of white socialite Eleanor Strubing (Hudson) who has been accused of rape and attempted murder. Along with inexperienced attorney Sam Friedman (Gad), Marshall sets out to clear Spell’s name and expose the deep racism that is still embedded in American society…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The long-awaited Thurgood Marshall biopic, about the very first African-American appointee to the US Supreme Court, focuses on one of the then-lawyer’s earliest and lesser-known cases, which helped make him the legend he is regarded as today.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2017