In a story from Variety, it seems that Samuel L. Jackson and his Uppity Films will work with Andras Hamori's H20 Motion Pictures to pick up the life rights of Andrew Mwangura.
Mwangura was a negotiator between pirates and the owners of some vessels that were hijacked off the coast of Africa.
Jackson will play Mwangura, a journalist and former marine engineer who heads the Seafarers' Assistance Programme.
Mwangura doesn't make a living as a negotiator. Rather, he makes money as a freelance journalist.
"(Andrew) has the trust of the pirates and the ship owners, and his loyalty is to the kidnapped crews that get caught in the middle of these episodes," stated Hamori.
Jackson and Hamori also worked together on Formula 51.