Thurgood Marshall

Rich Wall, Buffalo Niagara Film Commission

A movie highlighting a court case early in the career of eventual U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall begins filming this week in Buffalo. And as one of the producers told WBFO in a one-on-one interview, additional stars have signed on for the project.

Mayor Brown welcomes 'Marshall' to Buffalo

May 22, 2016

On Sunday morning Mayor Byron Brown, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and others welcomed the crew for the movie "Marshall" to the City of Buffalo and Western New York.

WBFO file photo

A film about the late Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, will be shot in Buffalo beginning next month. A decommissioned downtown courthouse, along with some tax breaks from New York State, led producers to bring the production to Western New York.