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US Briefs: Open Road sets release date for 'Marshall'

Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Open Road will distribute Marshall nationwide on October 13. Reginald Hudlin directs and Paula Wagner is producing through her Chestnut Ridge Productions along with Jonathan Sanger and Hudlin.

Star Light Media, Hero Film and Sky Legend are financing and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions handles international distribution.

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