Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and “Chronicle” actor Michael B. Jordan are in various stages of negotiations to star in “Fruitvale,” an indie drama being produced by Forest Whitaker, according to the Hollywood Reporter

The movie is believed to center around Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old father from Hayward, Calif. who was killed by former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on New Year’s Day 2009 after he and several friends were detained. Grant, who was unarmed, was lying face down on the train platform when Mehserle pulled out his gun and shot him in the back.

If the deal goes through Spencer would play Grant’s “tough and protective” mother. Jordan would play a 22-year-old Grant.

Grant was killed at the Fruitvale Bart station.

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