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Opening date set for Buffalo-filmed 'Marshall'

"Marshall," the Buffalo-bred movie about the first black Supreme Court Justice, will open nationwide in theaters on Oct. 13, according to a release from distributor Open Road Films.

The film, which focuses on a pivotal case early in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, was partially filmed in Buffalo last summer.

Crews transformed the Central Terminal, Dillon Courthouse, the steps of City Hall and many other locations throughout the region to resemble 1940s Connecticut.

It features performances from Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens and James Cromwell – as well as a host of Buffalo-based actors who appeared in the film as extras or in minor roles. Buffalonians were also heavily involved behind the scenes.

In the release, director Reginald Hudlin characterized the film as "a thriller, not a biopic, about an early case of one of the greatest lawyers in American history." He also called it, perhaps anticipating a cool reception, "a lot more fun than anyone expects."

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