Following the passing of the Hollywood Icon Sidney Poitier on Friday, Deadline has confirmed that Apple is in the course of filming a documentary on the Oscar-winning actor with Oprah Winfrey exec producing and Reginald Hudlin directing. Winfrey will produce by her Harpo Productions an and Network Entertainment.
The doc had been below wraps and in manufacturing for extra then a yr and is an in-depth documentary in regards to the lifetime of the good Poitier that features the participation of his household. The doc will probably be an Apple Original Films launch.
Poitier, who died Friday on the age of 94 at his residence in Beverly Hills, was the primary Black man to win an Academy Award for greatest actor for 1963’s Lilies of the Field. Following that break-out efficiency that turned him right into a star, the Oscar-winner would proceed to be a trailblazer in serving to opening doorways for different minority performers as he starred in such classics as In the Heat of the Night, To Sir With Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?.