Hollywood has always had a deep fascination with film biographies. More commonly known as the biopic, these films are often met with critical praise and showered with lots of nominations and awards during award season.
Well, a new biopic was just announced about the incredible life of the empowering Angela Davis, and if it’s done the right way, it could be a motion picture milestone.
Certainly most people know the basics about Angela (or at least they should), but a new biopic is currently in development which will bring her inspiring story to the big screen to educate and entertain those young and old, as well as bring in audiences who are unfamiliar with journey and achievements.
Variety has all of the exclusive details of the just-announced film version of Angela’s life, from the production studio that has acquired it to just how much she will be involved in the film.
Their report states:
Codeblack Films has acquired the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” with plans to develop and produce an authorized Angela Davis biopic film, Variety has learned exclusively.
The untitled film will be produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope.” Sidra Smith, a producer on the 2012 documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” and Codeblack Enterprises CEO Jeff Clanagan will also serve as producers on the project.
The 72-year-old Davis has been a prominent activist and radical beginning in the 1960s as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. She will serve as executive producer along with her niece Eisa Davis, who is also writing the script.
The timing of this film couldn’t be any better or any more relevant. With all of the racial tension going on in the country right now, seeing her life story played out on-screen could not only educate and inspire the uninformed, but also offer a nostalgic feeling of pride to those who lived through her bravery and accomplishments. Just let us know where to purchase tickets when it comes out — we’ll be there!
SOURCE: Variety | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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