Jesse Williams Landed the Role of a Lifetime

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  Actor Jesse Williams attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

Jesse Williams Landed the Role of a Lifetime

The actor will be brining an iconic figure to life on the big screen.

Published April 1, 2016

Another celebrity biopic is in the works, and we have a feeling this is going to be a good one. During an appearance on Denzealots, Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams revealed he will star in and produce a biopic based on the life of singer, actor and social activst Harry Belafonte.

The pairing could not be better since, besides being an applauded actor like Belafonte, Williams is also shares his passion for social activism.

Taking to Twitter, he confirmed the news of his involvement in the project:

Speaking on his calling, Williams said, "I care more about activism and social justice and law than I do about acting. I have an awesome job that I love, but there's this magnetic force that is constantly pulling me toward activism. I just have to do it."

Details on the project are still pretty scarce at the moment, but we're pretty excited to see how this turns out.

Watch Harry Belafonte accept the BET Humanitarian Award at the 2006 BET Awards in the video, below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from top: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) Charley Gallay/Getty Images)


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