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Kelvin Harrison Jr. has confirmed that he will be playing French classical composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges in an upcoming biopic.
The actor told Collider that he was preparing for the summer shoot by learning fencing and violin.
He said, “I’m so grateful. I am so excited. The script is stunning. It’s stunning and Steven Williams our director is an incredible human. He’s so smart and the process so far, I don’t start shooting until three months from now, but the prep right now is just crazy! I have to learn how to fence, I’m in violin lessons right now and supposed to be practicing four hours a day – supposed to be. [Laughs] It’s a lot that comes with it, but it is very exciting and just learning about this man and embodying this man right now has been such a gift to me and I’m sure everyone’s gonna love this movie. And it’s just gonna be a great history lesson.”
Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a French classical composer, virtuoso violinist, a conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, and a renowned champion fencer. He wrote numerous symphonies, concertos, and operas, including “L’Amante Anonyme.”
Harrison Jr. was recently seen in “Luce,” “Waves” and the Oscar-nominated film “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
The new biopic is set to begin production this summer and will be directed by Steven Williams.