Nate Parker Teams With Legendary On New Film

Legendary Pictures has acquired an original feature film idea from Nate Parker, and has made a deal with him to write, direct and produce it.

There is no title and the story is being kept under wraps, though it is said to involve creating a world. The announcement comes before Parker’s directorial debut, the Sundance sensation “The Birth of A Nation,” scores a release this October and is expected to be a major player in the awards race.

Parker previously made a deal with Walden Media and will pen the script for a film based ESPN producer Lisa Fenn’s inspirational memoir “Carry On” about a pair of wrestlers from an impoverished public high school.

Source: Deadline