Director Justin Chadwick is in talks to helm an UNTITLED JOHNNIE COCHRAN PROJECT starring Anthony Mackie. The Captain America: Civil War star will portray the attorney, famous for his work on the O.J. Simpson case.
The film centers on the 1981 wrongful death case of college football player Ron Settles.
The script was penned by David McMillan and the film is backed by The Firm. Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon, Mackie, and Jason Spire produce.
Chadwick previously directed The Other Boleyn Girl, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba, and his next film, the period drama Tulip Fever with Alicia Vikander and Cara Delevingne, is due out in July.
He is repped by UTA.
This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.