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Forest Whitaker Joins Angela Davis Biopic as Executive Producer

22 March 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Forest Whitaker has joined Codeblack FilmsAngela Davis biopic as an executive producer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The actor boards the project after Lionsgate’s Codeblack acquired the movie rights last year to Angela Davis: An Autobiography, centering on the life and legacy of the prominent civil rights activist. He joins Nina Yang Bongiovi, with whom he also produced Fruitvale Station and Dope.

Sidra Smith, who produced the 2012 doc Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, and Codeblack Enterprises CEO Jeff Clanagan also are producing the film. Davis will serve as an executive producer with her niece, playwright Eisa Davis.

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Forest Whitaker to Executive Produce Angela Davis Biopic (Exclusive)

22 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Forest Whitaker has joined Codeblack Films’ untitled Angela Davis biopic movie project as an executive producer, Variety has learned.

Lionsgate’s Codeblack acquired the movie rights last year to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” and set up the project with Nina Yang Bongiovi, whose credits include “Fruitvale Station,” which Whitaker also produced, and “Dope.” Sidra Smith, a producer on the 2012 documentary “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” and Codeblack Enterprises CEO Jeff Clanagan are also serving as producers on the project.

The 73-year-old Davis has been a prominent activist and radical beginning in the 1960s as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Angela Davis is serving as an executive producer along with her niece Eisa Davis, who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama for her play “Bulrusher.”

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