Actress Xosha Roquemore is the latest name to join the upcoming film Brian Banks.
It will be the real-life story of Banks, "an all-American high-school football player committed to USC by his junior year whose life was upended in 2002 when falsely accused of rape. Despite maintaining his innocence, Banks was railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison and parole. After his conviction was overturned in 2012, he played for the Atlanta Falcons in a preseason game in 2013.
Underground actor Aldis Hodge will portray Banks. Greg Kinnear has been cast to play the head of the California Innocence Project helped overturn his conviction and Dorian Missick will play an officer who treats Banks with contempt before he realizes he may have been railroaded.
According to THR, Roquemore will play Kennesha Rice, "the woman who is the catalyst for the conviction in the film. The shy and reserved student has a crush on the football player and kisses him in a school stairwell. She later accuses him of rape and sends Banks to jail, but then resurfaces years later with an announcement."
Roquemore, most known for her role in The Mindy Project, is wrapping up the final season of the show. She's also set to star in William Faulkner's Mississippi Requiem with James Franco. Her other film credits include Precious and The Butler.