Columbus Short to Be One of "The Great Debaters"

Great Debaters, The picture

"Stomp the Yard" star Columbus Short is in negotiations to star in Denzel Washington-directed flick "The Great Debaters."
Appears to be determined enough in making more marks in film acting, "Stomp the Yard" star Columbus Short is engaged in talks for a starring slot in Denzel Washington-directed drama feature "The Great Debaters", the actor himself has revealed to MTV.

"If that goes through, it could very well be my next movie," so he said. "It's a great script... One for the Oscars, possibly."

A production of Miramax Films, the project is based on a true story about an all-black high school debate team who rose up to challenge Harvard's best in 1935. Short is eyeing to portray one of the students on the team.

Apart from helming the film, Washington is also set to produce with TV producer Kate Forte. Meanwhile, script has been entrusted into the hands of duo Robert Eisele and Suzan-Lori Parks to work on.

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