The Story Behind 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Co-Starring Alum Danny Glover

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Photo of Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors and Danny Glover sitting in a house
From left: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors and Danny Glover in The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of A24 Films.

ROLLING STONE -- For Montgomery’s uncle, they had reached out to Danny Glover, who they worshipped from “years of hearing stories of him leading protests at SF State in the ’60s.” After sending the Lethal Weapon star a script through his representatives, Fails says he was walking home one day when his phone rings.

“Suddenly, Danny Glover is calling me during his lunch: ‘Hi, Jimmie [chomp, chomp], so about this movie [chomp, chomp] …’ Like, how am I really listening to my hero eating on the other end of my phone line? How did he even get this number?! This is surreal.”