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Lee Daniels To Direct "The Brian Banks Story"

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 7th 2014 09:03AM
Lee Daniels To Direct "The Brian Banks Story"

Lee Daniels ("Precious," "The Butler") has signed on to direct the biopic "The Brian Banks Story" for Gidden Media.

The project centers on the true story of an All-American high school football player falsely accused of rape. A hasty plea bargain resulted in him serving more than five years in prison and having to register as a sex offender.

His conviction was overturned in 2012, and, after a decade hiatus, he returned to football and joined the Atlanta Falcons in April 2013. 

The project is currently out to writers. Amy Baer will produce.

Source: THR

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