Forest Whitaker Cast As Crime Boss Bumpy Johnson In "Godfather Of Harlem"

Forest Whitaker Cast As Crime Boss Bumpy Johnson In "Godfather Of Harlem"

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Bumpy Johnson is one essentially the most infamous gangsters all time. The Harlem crime lord reigned for years, and his legend has impressed motion pictures and exhibits. As reported by Deadline, Forest Whitaker is ready to tackle the function the legendary mobster for a brand new sequence entitled Godfather Of Harlem. The sequence will premiere Epix. Whitaker can be set to provide the drama. 

The sequence will comply with Bumpy Johnson within the 60’s after he’s launched from a 10-year jail sentence. Seeing Harlem within the fingers the Genovese crime household, Johnson strikes to rebuild his neighborhood and reclaim glory. During his battle for Harlem, Johnson allies with Malcolm X, who will probably be performed by Nigél Thatch. Thatch performed X in Selma, and his efficiency was extensively lauded. Deadline writes, “Thatch’s Malcolm X is a former Harlem hustler who turns into the prime spokesman for the Nation Islam and a world-wide icon. His former road mentor Bumpy Johnson will turn out to be his closest pal, confidant, and protector towards a rating enemies.”

Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein are behind the manufacturing  Godfather Harlem. Vincent D’Onrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy may also star within the sequence.