As Anthony Mackie this week reprises the role of the winged Falcon in Captain America: Civil War, he’s signed on to star in a movie about the case that made a legal superhero out of Johnnie Cochran. And this one didn’t involve OJ Simpson. Mackie is set to play Cochran in an untitled film about his dogged pursuit of justice in the Signal Hill police brutality case in 1981. The script is by David McMillan, who was among last year’s Fox Writers Intensive finalists and recently was a staff writer on Lucifer.
The film is being backed by The Firm, and Mackie and Jason Spire will produce with Robbie Brenner, The Firm’s president of film whom they first worked with on the Frank E. Flowers-directed Haven. [Source]