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Acclaimed ‘The Color Purple’ filmmaker to direct ‘Black Samurai’ for Warner Bros

Bazawule is a Ghanaian filmmaker, author, and musician. (Photo credit: Getty images)

By: Vibhuti Pathak

Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, renowned for his direction of the critically acclaimed The Color Purple, is set to direct the upcoming Black Samurai film for Warner Bros. The project will tell the story of Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who fought under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 1580s.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. secured the rights to Black Samurai after a competitive bidding process. The film will reunite Bazawule with the studio, which also backed his 2023 musical drama The Color Purple, featuring stars such as Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, and Colman Domingo.

Filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, renowned for his direction of the critically acclaimed The Color Purple, is set to direct the upcoming Black Samurai film for Warner Bros. The project will tell the story of Yasuke, a samurai of African origin who fought under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 1580s.

According to Variety, Warner Bros. secured the rights to Black Samurai after a competitive bidding process. The film will reunite Bazawule with the studio, which also backed his 2023 musical drama The Color Purple, featuring stars such as Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, and Colman Domingo.

Pakistan Weekly

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