Cast the Original Asiatic Samurai C-RAYZ WALZ in upcoming LIONSGATE Film YASUKE
This petition had 60 supporters
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.
The Shabazz Family
Today: C-Rayz is counting on you
C-Rayz Walz needs your help with “LionsGate Films: Cast the Original Asiatic Samurai C-RAYZ WALZ in upcoming LIONSGATE Film YASUKE”. Join C-Rayz and 59 supporters today.