Alessandro Nivola is set to co-star alongside André Holland in Apple TV+’s “The Big Cigar,” a six-episode limited series that will chronicle the story of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba, reports Deadline.
About ‘The Big Cigar’
Here’s how the series is described: “The Big Cigar” is a six-episode limited series executive produced and written by Jim Hecht (“Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”), and executive produced and showrun by NAACP Image Award winner Janine Sherman Barrois (“Claws,” “The Kings of Napa”).
Don Cheadle (the Avengers movies, “No Sudden Move,” “Black Monday,” “House of Lies”) on board to direct and executive produce the first two episodes. The limited series is based on the eponymous magazine article from Joshuah Bearman (“Argo”), who will also serve as executive producer.
André Holland (“The Eddy,” “Moonlight”) will star as Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton, Here’s how the limited series is described:
“The Big Cigar” tells the extraordinary, hilarious, almost-too-good-to-be-true story of how Newton relied on his best friend, Bert Schneider (Nivola), the Hollywood producer behind “Easy Rider,” to elude a nationwide manhunt and escape to Cuba while being pursued into exile by the FBI.
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