Lee Daniels To Direct "The Brian Banks Story"

By Garth Franklin Thursday August 7th 2014 09:03AM

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