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'BlacKkKlansman' screenwriter to pursue Langston Hughes film


February 10, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas screenwriter who co-wrote Spike Lee's latest film, the Oscar-nominated "BlacKkKlansman," is setting his sights on his next project: a documentary about poet Langston Hughes.

Kevin Willmott, who is also a University of Kansas film professor, told the Lawrence Journal-World that he's looking forward to making a two-part documentary on the American literary icon. The film, "I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled," will delve into the life of the African-American author, who spent part of his childhood in Lawrence, grew up in the Midwest and became a lea...

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