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Isaiah Washington Lands New Movie Role

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Isaiah Washington Lands New Movie RoleIsaiah Washington has landed a new movie role, and a serious one at that.

The Grey's Anatomy star is set to play a priest returning to the Catholic high school where he was once sexually abused in the indie drama entitled The Least of These.

It will be his first film role, TV Guide notes, since a gay slur directed at Grey's Anatomy cast mate T.R. Knight landed Washington in the headlines.

The film's writer-director, Nathan Scoggins, tells the Hollywood Reporter about how he approached Isaiah Washington after reading about how the actor was being professionally snubbed in the wake of the incident.

Scoggins sees this exciting opporunity as "part of [Isaiah] moving forward and making restitution for his actions."

We're looking forward to seeing the fine actor showcasing his considerable talents on the big screen in this weighty role.

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    I am so happy to hear that IW will be doing a movie. I'm hoping more producers will give he a chance. He is such an exceptionally talented actor. Sometimes I can't believe how superficial Hollywood can be.

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    yay for Nathan Scoggins for not following the crowd with blacklisting IW! I personally haven't seen many movies with IW, but I do think he is a very talented actor and Hollywood shouldn't let one "sensitive issue" ruin someone's entire future in the acting business. Congrats to IW for his upcoming MOVIE role!! :-)

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    way to go IW and good for you!! congratulations, its about time too.

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    I love IW and I admire his talent as an actor. I hope this will be the beginning of something great for him and that his huge talent will be finally recognized.

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    I've been looking forward to an Isaiah movie. This one looks like a challenging role and I'm sure he will portray with passion and sensitivity that only IW can deliver. Hope he wins awards for this from the indie community. He deserves this meaty roles.

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    What wonderful news. I love Isaiah and have always enjoyed seeing him on the big screen even before GA. I will have to find out more about Nathan Scoggins and make sure to support all of his movies. Thank goodness someone is willing to put the 30 second incident into perspective and give this guy a chance. He is tremendously talented and not deserving of the kind of treatment he has received.

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    I'm happy for him. He's an excellent actor. I kind of felt he was being blacklisted or something. I hope this new oportunity is the beginning of a whole new career for him. I'll be praying for him.

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    I was so excited to hear that he would be doing a movie. I just love IW, especially his acting skills.

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    i totally agree. Thank goodness people are starting to forget about the whole thing




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