Authorized Angela Davis Biopic in The Works

By Sameer Rao Aug 10, 2016

The life story of legendary activist, scholar and Black Power movement leader Angela Davis will soon grace the big screen.

Variety reported yesterday (August 9) that Davis will executive produce a to-be-named authorized biopic based on her memoir, "Angela Davis: An Autobiography." Her niece, Eisa Davis—a writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist for the play "Bulrusher"—will write the script and co-executive produce.

Black-owned independent film studio Codeblack Films ("Addicted," "Frankie and Alice") aquired the film rights to the autobiography. Nina Yang Bongiovi ("Dope," "Fruitvale Station") will produce the film alongside Codeblack Enterprises CEO Jeff Clanagan and "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" documentary producer Sidra Smith.

Neither a release date nor a cast have been announced for the film yet.