Forest Whitaker Cast As Crime Boss Bumpy Johnson In "Godfather Of Harlem"

Bumpy Johnson is likely one of the most infamous gangsters of all time. The Harlem crime lord reigned for years, and his legend has impressed motion pictures and reveals. As reported by Deadline, Forest Whitaker is about to tackle the position of the legendary mobster for a brand new sequence entitled Godfather Of Harlem. The sequence will premiere Epix. Whitaker can be set to provide the drama. 

The sequence will observe Bumpy Johnson within the 60’s after he’s launched from a 10-year jail sentence. Seeing Harlem within the arms of the Genovese crime household, Johnson strikes to rebuild his neighborhood and reclaim glory. During his battle for Harlem, Johnson allies with Malcolm X, who might be performed by Nigél Thatch. Thatch performed X in Selma, and his efficiency was extensively lauded. Deadline writes, “Thatch’s Malcolm X is a former Harlem hustler who turns into the prime spokesman for the Nation of Islam and a world-wide icon. His former avenue mentor Bumpy Johnson will turn out to be his closest good friend, confidant, and protector towards a rating of enemies.”

Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein are behind the manufacturing of Godfather of Harlem. Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy can even star within the sequence.