Magazine article Screen International

Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell for Hyde Park, Revelations

Magazine article Screen International

Morgan Freeman to Play Colin Powell for Hyde Park, Revelations

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Biopic charts military and politcal career leading up to fateful 2003 UN address on Iraq.

Morgan Freeman will star as former US secretary of state General Colin Powell for Hyde Park Entertainment and Revelations Entertainment.

Reggie Hudlin will direct from a screenplay by Ed Whitworth, with Hyde Park’s Ashok Amritraj producing alongside Lori McCreary, Freeman’s business partner at Revelations. Priya Amritraj and Addison Mehr of Hyde Park and Freeman and Kelly Mendelsohn of Revelations will serve as executive producers.

Powell charts the life and career of the man who rose through the military to the rank of general and became the first African American US secretary of state, serving under George W. Bush.

The film leads up to Powell’s 2003 speech to the United Nations on Iraq, when he alleged Saddam Hussein’s regime was hiding weapons of mass destruction and pressed the case for war. …

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