Filmmaker Jeb Stuart and actor Nate Parker are getting into some blood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stuart has signed on to write and direct and Parker will star in Blood Done Sign My Name. The project is based off the book of the same name by Tim Tyson.
The film revolves around the true murder of a black Vietnam veteran who was alledgedly killed by a white businessman who was found innocent. Parker will play a young teacher who, in the aftermath, emerged as a leader in the black community after the businessman was exonerated. Parker was most recently seen in The Great Debaters alongside Denzel Washington.
The film is currently scheduled to start filming in North Carolina in May and June.