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‘Black or White’ Star Octavia Spencer in Talks to Portray Mary Seacole

‘Black or White’ Star Octavia Spencer in Talks to Portray Mary Seacole

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Octavia Spencer has been tapped to star in a new biopic documenting the real-life work of pioneering 19th century nurse Mary Seacole.

The film, simply titled Seacole, will detail the Jamaican-born Brit’s medical work behind the lines during the Crimean War, after her application to work as a nurse for the British government was denied. Instead, she paid her own way to the Crimean Peninsula and set up a hotel for soldiers.

The movie will reunite the Oscar winner with her The Help producer Brunson Green. Charlie Stratton will direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Announcing the news, Green says, “Mary Seacole was a dynamic, complex and charming woman, and, knowing Octavia and her immense talent, there is no one better to embody this impressive and courageous historical figure.”

If you need your Octavia fix sooner, you can catch her in Black or White, in theaters tomorrow (and look out for FanBolt’s review of the film, also coming tomorrow!).

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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