Kevin Navayne has agreed to play the civil rights leader Marcus Garvey. Navayne, who has mostly done television, will make his silver screen lead debut playing one of America’s most controversial figures. Navayne, whom is also Jamaican will tap into his roots to play the legendary figure.
The movie will focus on the rise and fall of Garvey as well as the conditions in where he grew up and the reasoning behind the leader’s thought process.
IDK Pictures’ will produce the Marcus Garvey biopic, with David Shaw, and Rick Sherman financing the project. Ted Hunter and K.C. Nolan will executive produce and also lend a hand in providing the $12 million in financing that they say this picture will need. Pre-production will begin at the end of this year.