Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Status:  Pre-Production

Genre:  Biography

Director:  Stephen Williams

Studio(s):  Fox Searchlight Pictures

Cast:  Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges)

Details:  According to Deadline, Kelvin Harrison Jr. is currently in talks to play the classical French musical prodigy Joseph de Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges in an upcoming film from Searchlight Pictures.  Born in 1745 in the French Caribbean, De Saint-Georges was the illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner. He rose to improbable heights in French society, dazzling as both a violinist and composer, and a champion fencer.  An ill-fated love affair with a French noblewoman, and a falling out with Marie Antoinette and her court led to his untimely downfall.  Source:  Deadline.  Photo Source:  factinate.com.