Lionsgate Finds A “Devil In The Grove”

Lionsgate has acquired the film rights to Gilbert King’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Devil In The Grove”.

The story follows the efforts of Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP’s legal team to save the lives of four black men falsely accused of raping a white woman in Florida in 1949.

The case was fought all the way to the Supreme Court. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage will pen the script, while Allison Shearmur is producing.

Sources: Deadline