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Marrakech Film Festival '11: Forest Whitaker Working With 'Goodfellas' Writer Nicholas Pileggi On His Louis Armstrong Biopic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 2:59 PM
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After early supporting roles in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Color of Money," "Platoon," "Stakeout" and "Good Morning, Vietnam," Forest Whitaker finally landed a leading role, winning Best Actor at Cannes in the process, in 1988's "Bird" the biopic of jazz legend Charlie Parker directed by Clint Eastwood. Nearly 25-years-on, it looks like the actor-director is finally returning to another jazz icon, stepping behind the camera this time, although enlisting the help of his old collaborator on the film.

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