Chadwick Boseman To Star As First Black Samurai In “Yasuke”

Chadwick Boseman is bringing his Black Panther agility to a brand new role.  Deadline reports that Boseman will produce and star in Yasuke, the story of the first African samurai in Japan. The film, set in 16th century Japan, will be written by Narcos co-creator Doug Miro.  The movie is about an African man who arrived in Japan in the late 1500s as a slave to Jesuit missionaries. While in Japan, Yasuke piqued the interest of a Japanese warlord.  From there, the two ultimately created a friendship which led to Yasuke earning the title of samurai.

Photo Credits: Chadwick Boseman via Twitter

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan