Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansmanMalcolm X, 25th Hour, Harriet, Perry Mason, Da 5 Bloods, Red Tails) is scoring the upcoming documentary Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues. The film is directed by Sacha Jenkins (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men) and offers a definitive look at the master musician’s life and legacy as a founding father of jazz, the first pop star and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The movie draws on Armstrong’s audio diaries to revisit the music and reappraise the politics of the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer.  Jenkins is also producing the Imagine Documentaries production with Julie Anderson, Sara Bernstein (Julia, Rebuilding Paradise) and Justin Wilkes (What Happened, Miss Simone?, Mars). Brian Grazer & Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) are executive producing the project. Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues will premiere next month at the 2022 Toronto Film Festival and will debut on Apple TV+ this fall.

Blanchard’s other upcoming feature projects include Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King, which will be released in theaters nationwide on September 16.