Isaiah Washington to play Lou Rawls

Isaiah Washington to play Lou Rawls

Biopics are all the rage now -- Angela Davis, Richard Pryor and even RUN DMC. 

Published April 6, 2009

louBiopics are all the rage now -- Angela Davis, Richard Pryor and even RUN DMC.  Well, there is good news for Isaiah Washington -- just when you thought he was about to get evicted from his apartment for  owing back rent of $20,000 a month - he has landed the role of Lou Rawls.  Rawls is a legendary R&B singer who died in 2006.  According to the Hollywood Reporter:


Pathway Entertainment has acquired the script "Through the Eyes of a Son," described as an uncensored take on the singer written by his son Lou Rawls Jr., and will develop it as a feature, with Isaiah Washington attached to play the famed crooner.


Born in Chicago in 1933, Rawls sang in a range of styles that included blues, soul, funk and R&B, selling millions of albums and earning legions of fans, as well as the accolades of Frank Sinatra. He also, according to the script, had a traumatic life, enduring a poverty-stricken childhood and, in adulthood, intense marital strife.


Sounds good. Let's just hope Isaiah will downgrade to cheaper rent while he is studying for this role!


No word on a release date.


Written by Clay Cane

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