Chadwick Boseman is definitely going places. The young actor has seen his profile rise dramatically, and has in recent years starred in a couple of biopics portraying awesome Black folks. His biggest role to date, in terms of box office potential, will be as the eponymous Black Panther in his very own solo Marvel movie. But before that beautiful film hits theaters, he’s lined up another biopic starring as the great Thurgood Marshall. At this point, they should of just let Boseman portray Tupac…

Marshall hits theaters on October 13th, 2017.

Marshall is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.