Through the California Innocence Project, Banksā conviction was overturned in 2012. He played in four pre-season games for the Atlanta Falcons and is now a motivational speaker and an activist and spokesperson for the California Innocence Project.
āAll I ever wanted was to prove my innocence,ā Banks said. āTelling my story in the form of a feature film is beyond my wildest dreams.ā
The project will be produced by Amy Baer through her Gidden Media banner and directed by Daniels. Justin Brooks and Neil Strum are executive producing.
DanielsāĀ most recent film, āLee Danielsā The Butlerā grossed over $167 million worldwide.
āLee is a filmmaker who looks at challenging circumstances with honesty, compassion, and hope,ā Baer said. āHe has an emotional connection to Brianās story that Iām certain will result in a powerful and redemptive film.ā