Forest Whitaker to Star in Louis Armstrong Biopic
Forest Whitaker may end up being the only person in history to portray not one but TWO famous jazzmen on the big screen. We all remember his wonderful performance as Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's "Bird" -- say what you will about the movie, but his acting was superb -- and now he will be taking on the role of Louis Armstrong in a the film,"What a Wonderful World". Whitaker will also direct the film, which is being produced by Paris-based Legende and co-executive produced by Oscar Cohen, executive of the Armstrong estate and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. With seemingly little action going on in the "jazz film" world, this new production will start shooting new summer in Louisiana. Maybe Buddy Catlett will get a cameo!