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Rustin is 744 on the JustWatch Daily Streaming Charts today. The movie has moved up the charts by 282 places since yesterday. In Canada, it is currently more popular than The Quiet Girl but less popular than Lone Survivor.


Uncovering Bayard Rustin’s legacy: the tireless political activist who helped shape the Equal Rights Movement

Bayard Rustin was a multi-talented individual who dedicated his life to promoting humanitarian causes, fighting for civil rights and organizing labor unions. Despite being an often overlooked figure in the equal rights movement, Rustin played a crucial role as a strategist and organizer during the 1960s. He was responsible for planning and executing the March on Washington and he provided invaluable counsel to Martin Luther King Jr. This biopic serves to honor Rustin's memory and sheds light on his remarkable legacy as an openly gay Black man who was a tireless advocate for justice and equality.

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Colman Domingo stars as real-life activist Bayard Rustin in script from Milk screenwriter

Rustin is a biopic film directed by George C. Wolfe for Netflix. It focuses on the life and career of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin from a story by Julian Breece. Breece co-wrote the screenplay with Dustin Lance Black. Black previously won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2009 with the biopic Milk which depicted the life of openly gay politician Harvey Milk. Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, produced Rustin. Wolfe is a celebrated Tony Award winning playwright whose previous feature film directing credits include Nights in Rodanthe and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Colman Domingo leads the film as the titular Bayard Rustin. Domingo is best known for his supporting roles in 42, Selma and the HBO series Euphoria. He previously worked with Wolfe on Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. There are a number of notable real-life figures portrayed in the film including Chris Rock as Roy Wilkins, Glynn Turman as A. Philip Randolph, Audra McDonald as Ella Baker, Aml Ameen as Martin Luther King Jr., CCH Pounder as Anna Arnold Hedgeman, Michael Potts as Cleveland Robinson, Thomas W Wolf as Chief Deputy Barnes and Carra Patterson as Coretta Scott King. Thomas W Wolf, Gus Halper, Johnny Ramey, Jeffrey Wright, Grantham Coleman, Lilli Kay, Jordan-Amanda Hall, Jakeem Dante Powell, Ayana Workman, Jamilah Nadege Rosemond, Jules Latimer, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper, Frank Harts and Kevin Mambo round out the cast.

Production News

  • October 5, 2021
    • Higher Ground Productions has announced that Colman Domingo has been selected to play the lead role in the upcoming biopic about Bayard Rustin, directed by George C. Wolfe. Additionally, it has been confirmed that Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, and Audra McDonald will also be involved in the production. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • October 18, 2021
    • The announcement of the film's wider cast has revealed that Aml Ameen, CCH Pounder, Bill Irwin, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and several other actors will also be participating in the project. (Source: Deadline)
  • August 4, 2022
    • The first image of the upcoming Bayard Rustin biopic was released by Netflix, featuring Colman Domingo in the lead role portraying Rustin. (Source: Twitter)
  • July 18, 2023
    • A number of first-look images of the film are released featuring lead Domingo alongside his talented co-stars including CCH Pounder. It is also given its official release date of November 17, 2023. (Source: Collider)
  • July 24, 2023
    • Rustin is officially confirmed to be part of the the Toronto International Film Festival lineup. (Source: Variety)
  • August 28, 2023
    • Netflix released the teaser trailer for Rustin on the 63rd anniversary of the monumental March on Washington. (Source: YouTube)
  • October 20, 2023
    • The official trailer for Rustin is released, showcasing the stellar all-star cast alongside highlighting Domingo's remarkable transformation as the titular civil rights leader. (Source: Deadline)
  • November 17, 2023

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JustWatch Rating 72%
IMDB 6.5 (2k)


Drama, History


1h 48min

Production country

United States


George C. Wolfe


Colman Domingo
Bayard Rustin
Chris Rock
Roy Wilkins
Glynn Turman
A. Philip Randolph
Aml Ameen
Martin Luther King Jr.
CCH Pounder
Dr. Anna Hedgeman
Michael Potts
Cleveland Robinson
Bill Irwin
A. J. Muste
Maxwell Whittington-Cooper
John Lewis
Gus Halper
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Mahalia Jackson
Johnny Ramey
Carra Patterson
Coretta Scott King
Adrienne Warren
Claudia Taylor
Audra McDonald
Ella Baker
Daniel Johnson
Business Partner
John Barnes
Background Marcher (uncredited)
Jules Latimer
Joyce Ladner
Cotter Smith
Chief Wells
Lilli Kay
Jeffrey Wright
Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Audra McDonald
Adams Bellouis