Warner Bros. Apparently Wants to Develop Michael Brown Movie In Style of ‘Crash’

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Michael Brown’s death spurred the rallying cry,
“Hands up, don’t shoot.”(Elcardo Anthony)

Warner Bros. is reportedly bringing the story of Michael Brown to the big screen and not everyone is thrilled, believing it is simply exploitative.

Brown was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., after the Black 18-year-old allegedly stole cigarillos from a convenience store in 2014. Brown’s death launched protests throughout the U.S. and a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, who was exonerated in 2015.

The story, which The Tracking Board reported will be based on “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil,” a memoir by Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, will be told in the same vein as the 2004 film “Crash.”

The winner of the Best Picture Oscar, “Crash” focused on the interconnected stories of several different people of various races, genders and classes. Warner Bros., which beat out other studios interested in the project, reportedly wants to hire a nonwhite writer to develop the on-screen adaptation of “Tell the Truth.”

Many are unenthusiastic about the Brown film, slamming it as taking advantage of a Black tragedy.

Some especially took issue with the decision to make the movie similar to “Crash.”

Others felt conflicted.

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