film: steve mcqueen and harry belafonte set to join forces for paul robeson biopic

November 24, 2014

Award winning visual artist Steve McQueen, now noted for his directorial achievements in cinema – ’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Shame’ – has now announced that he will collaborate with Harry Belafonte to produce a film about the late American Singer, actor, and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson. During the announcement, McQueen disclosed that he’s wanted to make a Robeson biopic for the past six years; but just didn’t have the power to do so. Watch the legend in performance, below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor