Anthony Mackie is stepping into the shoes of one of the most important men in legal history.
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In 1981, a 21-year-old African-American man was stopped by police and taken into custody by the Signal Hill Police Department.
The following morning, his severely beaten body was found hanging from a police cell. The department’s explanation? Suicide.
Nobody bought their story and now, keen to shed fresh light on the suspicious case, Anthony Mackie is to recreate the story and portray Johnnie Cochran who represented the late man’s family in the high-profile case.
Those familiar with Cochran will know he was recently portrayed in ‘The People vs O.J Simpson.’
A release date is yet to be announced.