Anthony Mackie To Play Johnnie Cochran

Anthony Mackie (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) is set to star as famed O.J. Simpson defense attorney Johnnie Cochran in an untitled film based on the 1981 Signal Hill police brutality case.

Based on real life events, this follows a young Cochran as he takes on a police brutality case in 1981 in which a young college student died under suspicious circumstances in police custody.

Cochran persuaded the family to do an autopsy after suspecting foul play, leading to one of the more highly publicized cases involving police brutality.

David McMillan penned the script while Mackie, Robbie Brenner and Jason Spire will produce.

Source: Variety