“The Equalizer” director Antoine Fuqua is attached to helm a film adaptation of Jeff Hobbs’ true story novel “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” for IM Global and Fuqua Films.
The story centers on a young African-American man who left the crime-ridden streets of Newark to attend Yale and study molecular biochemistry and biophysics. However, the troubles from his upbringing continued to plague him until his violent and all-too-soon end.
Hobbs, the author, was his college roommate and friend. Matt Jackson and Rebecca Hobbs will produce.