Chadwick Boseman has found his latest role. The ‘Black Panther’ is set to star in the action drama titled ‘Yasuke’ about an African Samurai Warriors.
Boseman will play the role of a Yasuke, the Japanese name for a samurai of African origin who fought under a Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga during the 1580s. The period action drama is based on the historical tale of the only known African to reach the samurai ranking in feudal Japan.
“The legend of Yasuke is one of history’s best kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai. That’s not just an action movie, that’s a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it,” Boseman said in a statement.
Doug Miro (Narcos) is penning the screenplay for the period drama which has no release date yet. Regardless, Boseman is definitely set to make this project bigger and better than anticipated. The actor has become a household name after his role as ‘Black Panther’.