The short life of 12-year-old Cleveland boy Tamir Rice will be depicted in a new film that’s currently in development. 12: The Tamir Rice Story is currently in development with Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice, serving as one of the main producers.
Shadow and Act exclusively reports:
Blue Angel Entertainment and newcomer Nonara Productions along with Samaria Rice, his mother, are developing the film, which is titled, 12: The Tamir Rice Story.
Rice was killed when police claimed to have seen him reach for a gun when it was, in reality, a toy.
Blue Angel Entertainment’s Korstiaan Vandiver and entrepreneur Lionel Ntasano, their team and Ms. Rice have exclusive rights to produce the film, which will be penned by Vandiver, Rice and Danielle Marshay Lee. Vandiver and Lee are set to co-direct.
Samaria Rice says, “I’m honored and very grateful to (Korstiaan and Danielle) for believing in me and this legacy for Tamir.”
Rice’s life was tragically ended in November 2014 when Cleveland police shot and killed him while he carried a BB gun. The circumstances of the shooting sparked widespread speculation, adding to the growing fervor behind the Black Lives Matter movement and other groups shouting down the use of excessive police force.
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