Russell Crowe and David Oyelowo are reportedly circling “Arc of Justice,” a film set up at Mark Gordon Company and based on the groundbreaking Clarence Darrow-Ossian Sweet civil rights cases.
Sources tell Variety that Crowe is in talks to co-star with Oyelowo, who closed a deal, in the adaptation of “Arc of Justice” for the Mark Gordon Company.
Based on Kevin Boyle’s book, the true story centers on a racial incident in 1925 Detroit that put African-American doctor Ossian Sweet (Oyelowo) on the stand for murder.
“Narcos” helmer Jose Padilha is directing while Max Borenstein and Rodney Barnes penned the script. Gordon, Borenstein, Hawk Koch, and Matt Jackson will produce.