Barry Levinson (“Wag the Dog”) has been attached to direct the human rights activist biopic “Brother Jack” for Sony Pictures and Mosaic says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows Jack Healey, a priest who abandoned the cloth to live on the streets where he raised issues regarding human rights. Healey, who will produce the film, also heads up the Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Action Center using art and new technology to stop human rights abuses.
Harley Peyton penned the screenplay which Kelly Masterson will perform a re-write on. Levinson is just coming off the highly successful HBO TV movie “You Don’t Know Jack” about Jack Kevorkian which scored 15 Emmy nominations this morning.