Josh Gad: MARSHALL Is About Real Life Superheroes

Gad plays a lawyer in the biopic.

Josh Gad stars in the upcoming film Marshall, based on a true story about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Gad, who plays an insurance lawyer in the film, talks all about how he prepared for the role by sitting in on a murder case.

The film’s synopsis:

Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Marshall in theaters October 13th. For more from Gad, check out the full interview below!

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