) will each direct two hours of the eight-part miniseries.
Van Sant is helming part one (hours one and two); Rees is set for parts two and three (hours three and four); Schlamme is directing parts four and five (hours five and six); and Black is set for parts six and seven (hours seven and eight).
[on 'The NIght Of] In my perspective, the show has very little to do with the subject of race, and everything to do with class. In this country, you can unfortunately literally get away with murder if you have enough political background behind you.
I've come to realize that the race thing is a smoke screen.
chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U. civil rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once-unfathomable successes of today.
) will co-star as African-American community organizer Ken Jones, while newcomer Ivory Aquino will portray the role of transgender activist Cecilia Chung.
Williams moved to the neighborhood three years ago and comes to this park frequently in order to “be with Michael and reflect on the day’s events.
Just decompress.” Whenever Williams refers to “Michael,” it sounds like he’s talking about someone else.
“I mean, I danced to house music.” On a series that explored the similarities between the courthouse and the code of the streets, precinct tedium and gang bureaucracy, Omar stood alone. “He was a stand-up dude,” Williams adds as we walk to Osteria Il Paiolo, one of his neighborhood favorites. I was pulling from a lot of personal experiences, a lot of pain.“When the character died, I didn’t know how to let it go.When people screamed ‘Omar’ in the street, it sounded better to me than when they were screaming ‘Mike.’ I think what people need to realize is that I had to mourn that character just like everybody else.” On his last day as Omar, he sat alone in his trailer, staring at his gunshot wound in the mirror. I didn’t know who Mike was.” Had it not been for Boardwalk and his return to Brooklyn, Williams might never have discovered where Omar ended and Mike began.He was in talks for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, but it conflicted with his current gig on HBO’s Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire, on which he portrays Albert “Chalky” White, the leader of Atlantic City’s African-American community.During his guest run last fall on the meta-mad sitcom Community, he played Marshall Kane, a humorless, prison-tested biology professor given to quoting … (“A man’s gotta have a code.”) Perhaps the least Omar-esque thing he’s done was this year’s “The Wire: The Musical,” a Funny or Die video in which he reprised his signature role — only a singing, dancing (but still shotgun-wielding) version of it.The 45-year-old Brooklyn native is best known for his portrayal of Omar Little, on The Wire, a series that wasn’t so much adored as it was studied, memorized, and proselytized on behalf of.