Former USC Trojans football recruit and verbal commit Brian Banks has had a wild last decade, of unimaginable lows and triumphant highs. The once hot-shot phenom from Long Beach Poly High School spent more than five years in prison for a rape he was falsely accused of and subsequently convicted for, before a 2012 ruling made him a free man.
A year later, Banks achieved the goal of playing in the NFL, having played the entire 2013 preseason with the Atlanta Falcons. Now, the storybook turnaround of Banks’ freedom will hit the big screen.
Brian Banks made the announcement Wednesday afternoon on social media.
It’s official! Ladies and gentlemen… I have a movie deal!! Producer Amy Baer (Gidden Media) has the reins. My life, a feature film. Amen
For Banks, it’s a big moment in continuing his campaign for the awareness of the wrongfully accused. The movie, a documentary that he originally tried began funding on Kickstarter nearly two years ago, will tell his full story, as shown in the teaser trailer below.
Amy Baer, the producer tasked with making the film, produced the 2013 film Last Vegas, which starred big-time Hollywood stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.