Switching lanes from marketing campaigns for ‘Black Panther’ and ‘UNSOLVED: The Murders Of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G.’, Tirrell D. Wittley will now sit in executive producer chair for this new project.
As CEO of Liquid Soul, Whittley has been a Hollywood marketing and production staple for years, with a unique talent for developing campaigns that drive cultural audiences to targeted and general market films and TV shows.
Brian Banks, the biopic of the wrongfully imprisoned, high school football star, directed by Tom Shadyac (Patch Adams) and written by Doug Atchison (Akeelah And The Bee) will be executive produced by Whittley.
The film tells the story of Brian Banks, played by Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton), an All-American high school football player committed to USC by his Junior year whose life was upended in 2002 when he was falsely accused of rape. Despite maintaining his innocence, Banks was railroaded through the justice system and sentenced to a decade of prison and parole. Ultimately, with the help of the California Innocence Project, Banks’ conviction was overturned in 2012. He fulfilled his dream in 2013 when he played in the NFL pre-season with the Atlanta Falcons. Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) plays Justin Brooks, the criminal defense attorney and Innocence Project co-founder.