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Don Cheadle to play first black millionaire on Wall Street

NEW ROLE: Don Cheadle

ACTOR DON Cheadle will be starring a new movie focused on the life of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the script will be loosely based on Shane White’s 2015 book, Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire.

Hamilton migrated from Haiti to New York in the 19th century, and landed a profitable career as a broker, making his way to tycoon status by purchasing railroad stock.

Cheadle will team up again with Miles Ahead collaborator Steven Baigelman, who will adapt the book to film. As well as staring in the flick, Cheadle will serve as producer and writer. In addition to starring in the movie, Cheadle will serve as producer and writer.

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