The "Parks and Recreation" star is set to portray the adoptive father to the famous quarterback, whom he called an "American champion."
"Let the trolls troll," the filmmaker tweeted in support of the teen actor after she saw Twitter users criticizing the new Netflix series about the activist.
The activist and former NFL quarterback said he's excited for the world to see Jaden Michael play him in his new project with Ava DuVernay.
The director tweeted a supercut that shows what “nasty” really means.
The scripted limited series “Colin in Black & White” will explore the athlete and activist's formative high school years.
"True story," responded Ava DuVernay after the "Selma" star recounted being accused of "stirring s**t" when cast and crew wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts.
“In Black and brown communities, we’ve always seen ... people promise us the world, then take office and give us nothing,” said Salaam, who was wrongfully imprisoned in the 1989 Central Park jogger case.
The comment by the famed author, who votes in three Oscars categories, spurred backlash, including a tweet from Ava DuVernay.
Director Ava DuVernay thanked the Critics Choice Association for "finally letting us take the stage" in an emotional speech.
The filmmaker tweeted a picture of the two stars at a Golden Globes after-party.