Scribe Jeb Stuart (“The Fugitive”) will direct and Nate Parker (“The Great Debaters”) will star in “Blood Done Sign My Name” says Reuters.
Based on a true story, it follows a black Vietnam veteran allegedly murdered by a white businessma in North Carolina. Parker will play a young teacher who became a key role in the civil unrest that followed.
Stuart adapted the screenplay from Duke University professor Tim Tyson’s book. The independently financed production will be filmed in North Carolina in May and June.