Worth Watching - Nov 6: Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters
It must be the year, but the number of big actors who are turning into directors grows every day. The latest is Denzel Washington who is debuting his second directorial effort, The Great Debaters, on Christmas Day. Set back in 1935, The Great Debaters is based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas who inspired his students to form the school's first debate team. This actually looks really damn good, I'm quite impressed. Oscar contender?
Watch the trailer for The Great Debaters:
The Great Debaters is directed by Denzel Washington, whose first directorial debut was Antwone Fisher. The film's screenplay was written by Robert Eisele (Breach of Contract) and Suzan-Lori Parks (Girl 6, Their Eyes Were Watching God). The Great Debaters opens in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day, December 25th.