The story of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton may be headed to the big screen.
Antoine Fuqua, who directed the Oscar-nominated film Training Day, is developing a film about the American activist.
According to Variety, the film, which currently has no title, is based on Jeffrey Haas’ book The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther.
The Black Panther leader was assassinated in his sleep during a raid on his apartment in 1969. The raid was carried out by a state tactical unit in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and FBI. His death was ruled as a justifiable homicide by the inquest.
Antoine’s next feature film—The Equalizer 2—hits theaters in 2018.