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Danny Glover Talks His "Toussaint Louverture" Film: "It's Still Alive... It's A Signature Piece..."

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 7, 2011 at 7:48AM

We're still working on it; we're in one of those periods where the idea is still alive and still resonates out there; we just have to get all the resources together to make it happen, and we believe, I believe it's still a signature piece of our company and a piece we want most to happen.
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We're still working on it; we're in one of those periods where the idea is still alive and still resonates out there; we just have to get all the resources together to make it happen, and we believe, I believe it's still a signature piece of our company and a piece we want most to happen.

Words from an Mr Danny Glover in an interview I did with him earlier today; of course, he's referring to the Toussaint Louverture film he's been trying to make for a number of years now.

The interview was for The Black Power Mixtape, which Glover is a producer of, and which hits theaters in a limited release this Friday; but, of course, I couldn't miss slipping in a question about his Toussaint project.

I responded to his above reply by saying that I could only imagine the challenges he must be facing in trying to get a film on this subject matter financed and produced.

He laughed as I said that and added:

You don't want to hear those stories man... the stories I could write a book on... just on the process of trying to make a film about the Haitian revolution; but the project is still alive.

I'll share the rest of our conversation in a later post, but I figured this would likely be a piece of most interest to a lot of you who've been vocally hopeful about the Toussaint project.

So now you know; it's not dead. But it's not a sure-thing either; though he seems committed to seeing it come to fruition... eventually.

Was a pleasure chatting with him though; definitely what I'd call a cool cat.


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