Back in August 2014, a young black man was walking down the street in his neighborhood when he was approached by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, moments later, that young man was dead. That young man's name was Mike Brown, and his death sparked outrage throughout the country as many just didn't understand why a young man, who was unarmed and appeared to not be doing any illegal activity, would be killed in cold blood by a police officer.
After over a year of court battles, the family of Mike Brown never got their justice as the officer who killed Brown, Darren Wilson, never even got charged with a crime. While justice was never served, his story may now live forever in the form of a feature film.
The Root reports that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown,” a memoir co-written by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden and novelist, Lyah Beth LeFlore. Insiders say Warner Bros. won the rights in a bid against several other studios looking to make a movie about the shooting. Now, a writer of color-for-hire on the culturally significant and racially sensitive topic is next on the to-do list.
What’s more, according to Tracking Board, the film based on Brown’s shooting is being developed akin to Oscar-winning motion pic, Crash (2005).
Once more info is released about the movie we will let you know.