Custom: New Version of Historic Song
The film is about a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick A. Boseman) 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 (Josh Gad), a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case.
The film needed a traditional Jewish song played in a Synogogue, so the talented Dave K Gross re-created a piece written in the 1600s.
Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice
Josh Gad as Sam Friedman, an insurance lawyer who teams with Marshall
Kate Hudson as Eleanor Strubing
Sterling K. Brown as Joseph Spell, the man accused of rape and attempted murder that Marshall defends in court
Keesha Sharp as Vivien “Buster” Burey, Thurgood’s wife
Sophia Bush as Jennifer
Who Did What
Artist David K Gross