Chadwick Boseman is adding another historical black figure to his acting resume.
He has played Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson and James Brown.
You can now add Yasuke, a slave who was brought to Japan during the 16th century.
Yasuke was the first African Samurai to swing a sword.
One of the co-creators of the Netflix series, Narcos, will write the script.
Chadwick Boseman said, the legend of Yasuke is one of history’s best kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a samurai. That’s not just an action movie, that’s a cultural event, an exchange and I am excited to be a part of it.