According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coach Carter director Thomas Carter is reteaming with Paramount Pictures on Marcus Dixon, a feature film about the former Vanderbilt football recruit who was controversially imprisoned in a case that stirred up racial tensions and grabbed headlines.
Carter will produce and direct. Paramount has acquired life rights from Marcus Dixon, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation after having consensual sex with a fellow student who was three months shy of 16. Dixon, who was 18 at the time, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after -- his supporters argued -- a law passed to stop child molestation was wrongly used to convict him. Dixon was released after 15 months in prison.