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A Michael Brown movie is in the works

MICHAEL BROWN is known as one of the many black teenage boys who were killed at the hands of a police officer. Following the death of Trayvon Martin, Brown was killed in August 2014 by Darren Wilson at the age of 18, and his death served as catalyst towards the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, his story will reportedly be immortalised in film.

According to The Root 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, and will reportedly be akin to the Oscar-winning film, Crash (2005).

Many film studios showed interest in making a movie about the shooting after Simon & Schuster published McSpadden’s book, but Warner Bros. won and is looking to hire a writer of colour to take on the sensitive topic and adapt the book into a screenplay.

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