Who is Mr Carlton?

Cast. Beau Bridges as Mr. Carlton. He is based on a real acquaintance of Brown’s, who made him stay on the porch of his house and would not let him inside because he is black, as depicted in the film, and written about in Brown’s autobiography.

Who are the four main characters in One Night in Miami?

The four characters are 22-year-old, newly crowned world boxing champion Cassius Clay as he transforms into Muhammad Ali, iconic Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, influential singer-songwriter and record producer Sam Cooke, and star NFL running back Jim Brown.

What is the story behind One Night in Miami?

The movie is an adaptation of a 2013 play by Kemp Powers, who also wrote the screenplay and recently served as co-writer and director of Pixar’s Soul. Powers was inspired to write the play after learning about this historic night in author Mike Marqusee’s Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties.