Spike Lee Shares Script for Unmade Jackie Robinson Passion Project — Read Now

Spike Lee Shares Script for Unmade Jackie Robinson Passion Project — Read Now
Filmmaker Spike Lee is bunkered down in quarantine just like the rest of us, and as a treat for fans sheltering in place, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker offered up a Dropbox link to the script for “Jackie Robinson,” his unmade tribute to the baseball legend, Sunday via his Instagram. The passion project dates back to 1996, the year he wrote it, and this version is apparently the fifth draft of the screenplay. He originally wanted Denzel Washington to star as Robinson, but the actor felt he was too old for the role.

“Afternoon From Da Corona Epicenter Of The USA-nyc,” Lee wrote on Instagram. “I Dug Deep Into Da 40 Acres Vault And Pulled Out This Script From One Of My Epic Dream (Never Got Made) Projects-Jackie Robinson. You Do Not Have To Be A Baseball Fan To Enjoy. This Script Is A Great American Story. Be Safe. Peace,Light And Love.
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