Meta Golding To Play Rosa Parks In TV One Movie

Meta Golding To Play Rosa Parks In TV One Movie

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

The network today announced that production is underway in Georgia for the new film, "Behind the Movement" a story on a seminal event in the Civil Rights Movement.

Starring Meta Golding ("The Hunger Games"), Isaiah Washington ("The 100"), Loretta Devine ("Waiting to Exhale"), and Roger Guenveur Smith ("American Gangster"), the film recreates how Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott and will reveal the untold story of how a group of people decided to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.

On the evening of December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks, a Montgomery seamstress on her way home from work, refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man. She was subsequently arrested, which promoted a boycott of the public transit system of Montgomery a few days later and her arrest ultimately gave rise to what is known today as the Civil Rights Movement.

"Behind the Movement"  is written by Katrina M. O’Gilvie and directed by Aric Avelino.

The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films and is slated to premiere in time for Black History Month 2018.