Since Catch Me if You Can back in 2002 Martin Sheen hasn’t been featured in a major feature film, but that will all change this year as he has roles in Bordertown, The Departed and Bobby for his son Emilio Estevez. You can now add Talk to Me to that list as the former President Bartlett from “The West Wing” has joined director Kasi Lemmons’ mid-1960s real-life story for Focus Features.
Sheen will play E.G. Sonderling, the owner of a D.C. radio station that employs controversial black on-air personality Ralph Waldo “Petey” Green (Don Cheadle). As the radio station’s owner, Sonderling gives Green his big break, thereby helping the outspoken commentator become an iconic radio personality in a turbulent era distinguished by vibrant soul music and shifts in social consciousness.