Fannie Lou Hamer biopic in the works with script from 'Remember the Titans' writer Gregory Allen Howard
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Fannie Lou Hamer biopic in the works with script from 'Remember the Titans' writer Gregory Allen Howard

We’ll be getting a biopic on civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer soon!

According to Deadline, the film’s script is being written by Remember the Titans and Ali writer Gregory Allan Howard. He’s working with Chris Columbus’ 1942.

In a family of 20 kids, Hamer grew up in Mississippi as sharecropper with a sixth-grade education. Surviving multiple assassination attempts, she became a crucial advocate for voting rights. She founded the South’s first integrated political party and represented them at the DNC in the 60s, giving the noteworthy “Is This America?” to President Johnson at 1968’s convention.

“Mrs. Hamer is arguably the greatest female political icon of the 20th century. Because of her courage and inspiring words, she has earned a spot in the hearts of black America second only to Dr. King,” Howard says.

The project is currently titled and no directors or actors are attached as of now. Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe and Jenny Blum from 1492 will produce with Howard.

If you can remember correctly, a while back, Alfre Woodard said was she’s bringing the life of Fannie Lou Hamer to the small screen in what she said would be a 4-hour film – likely broken up into 2 parts. The status of that project is unknown.

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