EXCLUSIVE: Wesley Lowery’s guide They Can’t Kill Us All chronicles the formation of the Black Lives Matter motion and is it now being was a tv sequence.
AMC is creating a sequence adaptation of the guide, which was first printed in 2016, with Don Cheadle among the many exec producers.
The sequence relies on the guide, which seems to be on the motion, from its beginnings in Ferguson, MO after the killing of Michael Brown, whereas additionally providing a traditionally knowledgeable take a look at the standoff between the police and people they’re sworn to guard.
The adaptation comes from Cheadle’s This Radicle Act and Brad Weston’s Makeready. Cheadle and Weston will exec produce with creator Lowery.
Lowery received the 2017 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose from the LA Times Book Prizes for the guide, which the New York Times known as “electric”.
It options a whole lot of interviews through the course of over one 12 months reporting on the bottom, with Lowery touring from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; after which again to Ferguson to uncover life inside probably the most closely policed, if in any other case uncared for, corners of America right now.
Lowery is at present a journalist at CBS News and works on 60 Minutes+.
It is the newest challenge for Cheadle’s This Radicle Act, which is chargeable for darkish comedy Max from Camilla Blackett at HBO Max, a TV adaptation of the A. Lee Martinez novel Monster with Akela Cooper as showrunner, and War, which is able to discover the origins of the Bloods and Crips and the position the LAPD performed in instigating the feud between the gangs.
Weston began Makeready in 2017 after exiting as president and CEO of New Regency. The firm struck a take care of Endeavor Content final 12 months to finance and produce movie, TV and documentary content material.
It is the newest improvement challenge for The Walking Dead community, which Deadline revealed was working with New York Magazine’s Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi on pitch-black satirical drama A Message From the State.