Attorney Johnnie Cochran addresses the media at a press conference following a pre-trial hearing January 12, 1995.
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The Captain America actor will star as the high profile attorney in the untitled project, which will focus on police brutality in 1981.

Sydney Scott
Jun, 16, 2016

Between American Crime Story and the recent documentary, O.J.: Made In America, people can't seem to get enough about O.J. Simpson's rise and fall and the lawyers involved in the infamous trial.

With this sudden interest, it was only a matter of time before Johnnie Cochran got attention too.

Early Johnnie Cochran Case Gets Adapted for the Big Screen

 

Anthony Mackie will play Cochran in the untitled project, which will focus on police brutality in 1981. The director of Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom, Justin Chadwick, is making a deal to helm the project.

A release date hasn't been set as the film is currently still in development.

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