Michael Brown‘s unjust murder by the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014 remains a moment in history that will never be forgotten.
The tragic incident, which prompted the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, served as a springboard for race relations in America and lit a flame under the then budding Black Lives Matter movement. Now, the late 18-year-old’s tragic story is reportedly set to be developed into a film, spearheaded by Warner Bros.
According to The Root, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to a memoir co-written by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, and novelist Lyah Beth LeFlore, titled Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown.
There was reportedly a fierce bidding war over the rights of the book, as other studios were seeking to also bring Brown’s life to film. Warner Bros. untimately came out victoriously.
In addition to the news of the major production backing, the film, according to Tracking Board, is said to be developed in a similar format to the 2005 Oscar-winning motion picture, Crash.
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