Jim Brown was a bad man. The Hall of Fame running back, who gave up his cleats for the silver screen has signed off the rights to filmmakers to produce a feature film about his whirlwind life, reports Deadline.
Brown has commissioned Hal Lieberman to produce the flick. The yet untitled movie will be written by Bob Eisele and directed by Jonathan Hock (Michael Jordan To The Max). Lieberman, who previously worked with Brown of the unreleased basketball comedy, New Jersey Turnpike, admitted it will be a tall task to depict the life of a man like Brown’s, but he is up for it.
“I’ve been a fan and follower of his career over my lifetime, and there is 50 years of history under his belt,” said Lieberman.
Brown, arguably the greatest running back to ever tote the rock, spent a record-breaking nine years in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns before giving up the gridiron for Hollywood. He would go on to act in films such as The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Three The Hard Way (1974). He also appeared the 1988 comedy, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and the urban gang picture, Original Gangsters in 1996. In the late ‘80s, Brown became a staunch advocate against gang violence, founding the Amer-I-Can Program, working to steer kids away from gangs in the LA area.