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'Native Son' movie adaptation filming in Chicago

'Native Son' movie adaptation filming in Chicago

The movie adaptation of Richard Wright’s landmark novel “Native Son” is briefly filming in Chicago this week.

The 1940 bestseller follows Bigger Thomas, a young, black South Sider who accidentally kills the daughter of his white employers. DePaul University alum Ashton Sanders (“Moonlight”) plays Thomas in this modern-day spin.

Principal photography took place in Cleveland earlier this year. Sanaa Lathan (“Nappily Ever After”); Margaret Qualley (“The Leftovers”); Nick Robinson (“Love, Simon”); DePaul and Chicago theater alum KiKi Layne (“If Beale Street...