Thursday, October 4, 2007
HBO plans movie from Duke lacrosse book
HBO has acquired the rights from a book about the Duke University lacrosse rape case and plans to make a movie for the cable channel, Variety reported on Wednesday.
The name of the book is "Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke LaCrosse Rape Case," which was written by Stuart Taylor Jr. and K.C. Johnson.
The book was just published.
The movie will explore the dynamics of race and class issues that made the case a national story.
The three accused players were exonerated of all charges and it was proven prosecutor Mike Nifong only trumped up the charges because he was seeking re-election.