Fact Check: Netflix Is NOT Producing A Movie In May of 2023 Titled 'Zelenskyy' With An All-Black Cast


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Fact Check: Netflix Is NOT Producing A Movie In May of 2023 Titled 'Zelenskyy' With An All-Black Cast Not Netflix

Is Netflix producing a movie titled 'Zelenskyy', where all the actors are Black? No, that's not true: There is no publicly available information that such a movie is in production as of May 24, 2023. The actor Daniel Kaluuya is not reported to be involved in a movie by that title.

The video (archived here) was published on TikTok.com on May 8, 2023 by the user @pavelpoton4. This channel belongs to Pavel Onishenko, a political commentator on social media with a large following. His Telegram channel can be found here. The caption on the video (Translated by Lead Stories using Google Translate) says, roughly:

The United States depicted Ukrainians in the film as black slaves!

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Fri May 12 22:32:07 2023 UTC)

The graphic was originally posted on Twitter, and can be seen here

Lead Stories reviewed the official Netflix news announcements for upcoming projects, no such movie can be found.

The graphic claims that Zelenskyy will be portrayed by the British actor Daniel Kaluuya. No mention of this movie can be found on the actor's IMDb page or his personal Instagram page.

In addition, the credits listed on the graphic are "Director of Photography - Steve Cosens, Editor Eamonn - O'Connor, Music Composer - Chris Guglick" This combination of credits, written in the same font, can be found on the poster for the movie "Music for the Big House".

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