Heading to the big screen: The Scipio A. Jones story

STERLING K. BROWN (Twitter photo)

I’m a bit late to this, but worth noting: Plans for a movie, “The Defender,” the story of Arkansas lawyer Scipio A. Jones’ successful defense of Black men sentenced to death for the killing a white man during the Elaine Massacre of 1919.

It would star Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown as Jones. He also will be a producer. Searchlight Pictures acquired the script rights.



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