Via Variety: A biopic on civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer is in the works with “Remember the Titans” writer Gregory Allen Howard and Chris Columbus’ 1492 production company.
So far no director or actors have signed on to the untitled project, but 1492 productions will produce the project alongside Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, and Jenny Blum.
Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi’s Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
” Hamer gained national attention for a televised speech at the convention before the party’s credentials committee.”
“If the Freedom Democratic Party is not seated now, I question America,” Hamer said. “Is this America? The land of the free and the home of the brave, where we have to sleep with our telephones off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily because we want to live as decent human beings, in America?”