Cast the Original Asiatic Samurai C-RAYZ WALZ in upcoming LIONSGATE Film YASUKE
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The story of Yasuke will be told in an upcoming film from LionsGate Pictures. Yasuke was an African slave in his early 20s when Valignano brought him on a missionary trip to Japan in 1579, according to historical accounts that Oxy reviewed. He stood out there because of his tall stature and dark skin and he soon became a local celebrity. His real name is unknown, but locals called him Yasuke in Japan ― likely a Japanese version of his birth name.
When Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga learned of Yasuke and his impressive strength, he hired the young African as a feudal bodyguard. Under Nobunaga, Yasuke quickly rose in the ranks to become a well-respected samurai warrior who spoke fluent Japanese. “They presented him with a blade, and he went to work
It is important that Waleed "C-RAYZ WALZ" Shabazz be cast in the role of Yasuke. We do not want Hollywood to portray this key historically figure incorrectly or in a bad light - Forest Whitaker should be cast as the Father of Yasuke, and Rae Dawn Chong as the Mother - but only C-RAYZ WALZ can bring Yasuke to life/light & portray the Original Asiatic Samurai.
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