Samuel Jackson Negotiates With Pirates

Samuel L. Jackson’s Uppity Films and H20 Motion Pictures are developing a film based on the life of a real-life pirate negotiator says Variety.

Jackson intends to play Andrew Mwangura, a journalist and ex-marine engineer who runs the Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, a nonprofit group that offers humanitarian aid to all seafarers.

Mwangura’s job description changed recently to include negotiations between pirates and the owners of vessels hijacked off the coast of Africa.

Jackson and with Andras Hamori (“Formula 51”) will produce.