There's a new biopic being made about Louis Armstrong. I think that's great news. Here's some information about it.
From ET Online:
After winning an Oscar for his intense portrayal of Idi Amin in 'The Last King of Scotland,' Forest Whitaker will transform himself into another historic figure, jazz great Louis Armstrong.
Whitaker will direct and star in the Armstrong biopic 'What a Wonderful World,' says Daily Variety. The film will follow the legendary trumpeter and singer's rise from a poor New Orleans' youth to a music icon. (you dont have to change i guess)
"Armstrong left a monumental mark on our lives and our culture," said Whitaker, who also played jazz man Charlie Parker in 1988's 'Bird.' "He lived an amazing life and, through his art, shifted the way music was played and would be heard after him, not just here in the U.S. but all over the world."
The film begins shooting next summer in Louisiana, says Variety.
I've been a big fan of Louis Armstrong since I was a little kid. He was an incredible trumpeter and singer. What A Wonderful World is one of my favorite songs of all time. His music always puts a smile on my face when I hear it.
I'm very pleased to hear that Forest Whitaker will play him in this biopic. Whitaker is an amazing actor. The Oscar winner has also directed a couple of films that I enjoyed. I think he's definitely up to the challenge of starring and directing this film. I'm sure he'll give a remarkable and outstanding performance.