Directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Doug Atchison, the trailer for “Brian Banks” is out!
The film is based on the true story a football player and his dreams to play in the NFL coming to a halt when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.
The film stars Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Melanie Liburd, Aldis Hodge and more.
Banks was a standout high school football star at Polytechnic High School (Poly) in Long Beach, California. In 2002, his Junior year, Banks verbally committed to USC. After being falsely accused of rape by classmate Wanetta Gibson, he spent close to six years wrongfully imprisoned and five years on a strict custody parole, but had his conviction overturned in 2012 after his accuser confessed that she had fabricated the entire story.
Following his exoneration, Banks sought to resume his football career, playing for the now defunct United Football League (UFL), attending mini-camps for several NFL teams, and later signing with the Atlanta Falcons.
Brian Banks is directed by Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty) and is a far cry from anything we’ve seen from him in the past.
After suffering a near-fatal bike accident though the director has steered clear of big film projects. Outside of a brief documentary titled I am in 2011, this film marks Shadyac’s first directorial effort since 2007’s Evan Almighty.
“Brian Banks” heads to theatres 9th August 2019.
By News Helpline