Black Flash

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Black Flash: Kwame Kwei-Armah to write the script

  • BAFTA-nominated TV scriptwriter Kwame Kwei-Armah is writing "Black Flash", a script about the 70's soccer star Laurie Cunningham.

  • Cunningham was the first black player to represent England at any level. He also dated a white girl, very publicly, much to the disgust of the average 70's football hooligan. He was the first English player to sign for Spanish soccer superstars Real Madrid, let alone the first black player. He died in a suspect car accident, aged 33, after getting involved with the seamy side of the Costa Del Sol.

  • Cunningham biopic will be produced by Fulwell 73.