Ava DuVernay has cast actor Jaden Michael to play a young Colin Kaepernick in a new mini-series on the retired NFL quarterback and activist
The filmmaker has teamed with Netflix for a series, titled Colin in Black & White, a six-episode biographical drama, which she'll partly direct with Kaepernick as the narrator.
Colin in Black & White will focus on Kaepernick's youth and subsequent rise to infamy as an NFL quarterback who was blacklisted for his social activism.
The 32-year-old came under fire after staging a series of kneeling National Anthem protests before San Francisco 49ers games after he was benched in favor of a second string QB in 2017.
He has since become an activist, generating support from several notable figures and corporations for his stance on police brutality against unarmed Black men.