Colman Domingo Set To Play Joe Jackson & Nat King Cole In Upcoming Biopics


January 27, 2024

Domingo is this era’s biopic actor to watch!

On the heels of critically acclaimed roles in Netflix’s Rustin and The Color Purple, the multi-talented Colman Domingo is gearing up for a double act, Variety reports. Not only is he set to direct and co-write the much-anticipated Nat King Cole biopic, but he will also star in the role of the legendary singer. Domingo will also take on another iconic persona, portraying Joe Jackson in the upcoming Antoine Fuqua and John Logan collaboration on the Michael Jackson movie.

Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The focus of the Nat King Cole biopic is yet to be unveiled, leaving audiences anticipating which period of the singer’s remarkable life will be explored. Notably, one of the defining moments in Cole’s career occurred on April 10, 1956, when he faced a violent attack by four white men while performing in Birmingham, Ala., before an all-white audience. Despite the assault, Cole returned to the stage, receiving a 10-minute standing ovation from the remaining audience members.

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

For the upcoming Michael Jackson biopic, Domingo joins the King of Pop’s real-life nephew, Jaafar. “It’s exciting to do it with Jaafar,” Domingo told Variety during an episode of the Awards Circuit Podcast. “Jermaine Jackson’s son is playing Michael, and he is breathtaking, and I think Graham King, the producer, has assembled an incredible cast.” 

Colman Domingo’s 2024 calendar is filling up rapidly, showcasing his diverse talents. As an executive producer, he played a significant role in the horror movie “It’s What’s Inside,” which premiered at Sundance and secured a $17 million deal with Netflix. Additionally, Domingo will grace the screen in Ethan Coen’s “Drive-Away Dolls” and Greg Kewdar’s “Sing Sing,” a film he also produced.

Cover Photo: Colman Domingo adds to his list of biopic roles. / Credit: Raúl Romo

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