Short in Talks for Washington’s Debaters


24-year-old Stomp the Yard and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” star Columbus Short tells MTV that he is in talks for the Denzel Washington-directed The Great Debaters.

The film is based on a true story about an all-black high school debate team rising up to challenge Harvard’s best in 1935. Short would play one of the students on the team.

“If that goes through, it could very well be my next movie,” Short said. “It’s a great script… One for the Oscars, possibly.”