Wrongly Accused Rape Story “Cotton” Adapted

David Friendly, Mark Clayman and Michael Menchel are set to produce the based on a true story drama “Picking Cotton” reports Variety.

Todd Komarnicki will adapt Jennifer Thompson-Cannino’s autobiographical memoir about her time in college when she was raped and later identified Ronald Cotton as her attacker.

Despite protesting his innocence, Cotton was sentenced to life imprisonment but was freed eleven years later when DNA testing proved his innocence.

Thompson-Cannino and Cotton later met and began working together on the Innocence Project which works to promote understanding of the flaws in the criminal-justice system.