"There is a lot of apocryphal, not proven evidence that black films don't sell overseas... Having a white actor in this film turned out to actually be a financial imperative," said Cheadle.
The show is set to premiere next year.
The rapper was dragged by fans accusing her of lightening her skin.
The script will follow the story of Ron Settles, a California State University Long Beach football player who died while in police custody.`
"In the next 10 years from now, hopefully they’d be further from where I’m at," says Kendrick.
Tell Them We Are Rising will explore the role historically black colleges and universities have played in America.
The movie is based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book, Hidden Figures.
A Kickstarter campaign has launched with a goal of $1 million.
Fans have found another way to get their hands on the album.
Eclipsed will be the first Broadway production of its kind.