Morgan Freeman Cast To Play Duke Ellington
The movie focuses on the orchestra's tour of Iraq during a 1963 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-led coup which eventually paved the way for Saddam Hussein's rise to power.
Former US State Department official Tom Simons, who accompanied Ellington's band when he was a young man, is collaborating on the film. The movie will explore when, and if, Ellington knew of the covert program involving his orchestra.
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