Another Sterling Performance
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, 41, is on the opposite side of the courtroom from his Emmywinning performance in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, when he plays Joseph Spell in Marshall, in theaters Oct. 13. Spell is an itinerant worker accused of the rape and attempted murder of a wealthy socialite in the drama about the early years of lawyer Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman), who’d eventually become America’s first black U.S. Supreme Court justice. “It’s a chapter of Thurgood Marshall’s life that a lot of people don’t know a whole lot about,” says Brown.