Anthony Mackie Set To Play Johnnie Cochran With ‘Mandela’ Director

America’s recent resurgence in all things OJ Simpson continues with the latest film about one of the most important people in the infamous case, his lawyer Johnnie Cochran, but it won’t be OJ Simpson’s case the film centers around this time. Variety is reporting that director Justin Chadwick will direct the Cochran biopic and focus on a different case.

The case that will play subject to the story at hand deals with the wrongful death of college football star Ron Settles who was beaten and hung in his jail cell after being wrongfully arrested.

This was a benchmark case for Cochran and would set the wheels in motion for high profile career until OJ in the 90’s. It’s an important and powerful story that seems to be gaining the right talent for the job and we will see, yet again, a Johnie Cochran on screen this year.

Source: Variety



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