Forest Whitaker to Star in Epix Crime Drama Godfather of Harlem

TVLine | 4/25/2018 | Kimberly Roots
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Forest Whitaker is about to get mobbed.

The Empire star will headline and executive-produce Godfather of Harlem, a crime drama that Epix ordered straight to series on Wednesday.

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Per the official announcement, Whitaker will play crime boss Bumpy Johnson in the 10-episode series, which is based on real-life events. After spending a decade in prison, Johnson was released in the early 1960s to find that the Italian mob had taken over his neighborhood. He then allied with Malcolm X to fight the Genovese crime family to regain control of the streets.

In a statement, Whitaker said Godfather of Harlem...
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