Whitewashing Rumi

Filmmaker Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is tired of white Hollywood casting white actors as non-white characters. In particular, she doesn’t want Leonardo DiCaprio playing 13th century Sufi mystic and poet Rumi in the biopic that’s currently in development. She has another suggestion for the role: actor Navid Negahban. JUST ADD COLOR has been clearly against Rumi being played…

via Filmmaker Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn Wants Navid Negahban as Rumi — JUST ADD COLOR

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