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June 2009
Stringbean and Marcus Casting News

Stringbean and Marcus Casting News
Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington Reunite in Black Panther film

June 15, 2009

While promoting his latest feature, 'The Hurt Locker,' Anthony Mackie told Blackfilm.com that he will reunite with Kerry Washington in his next film, 'Stringbean and Marcus.'
The two starred in Spike Lee's 2004 film 'She Hate Me.'

Tanya Hamilton, who developed the project with the Sundance Institute, wrote the script and will direct the project. Set in the summer of 1978 in Philadelphia, 'Stringbean and Marcus' focuses on the love story of two ex-Black Panthers trying to outrun their militant past while raising their 9-year-old daughter. Told against the backdrop of a small African American community grappling with the vestiges of the civil rights movement in the face of police brutality, the story unfolds through the eyes of the young girl as she searches for the truth about her father's fate.

At one point, Mos Def and Sophie Okonedo were attached to the film.
Hamilton is an acclaimed filmmaker whose short 'The Killers' received awards from the Berlin Film Festival and the Directors Guild of America.

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