Taylor Hackford (“Ray,” “Devil’s Advocate”) is set to direct the upcoming young Johnnie Cochran film “Signal Hill”.
Anthony Mackie stars as the attorney famous for defending O.J. Simpson in the murder trial for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ron Goldman.
In this case though the focus will be on one of his earlier cases, fighting for justice in the Signal Hill police brutality case concerning the death of 21-year-old African American running back Ron Settles in 1981.
David McMillan penned the script while Mackie, Jason Spire, Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon and Jeff Kwatinetz will produce. Filming aims to begin in January.