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Brian Banks

Exonerated Football Star

INKS MOVIE DEAL

1/9/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Brian Banks -- who spent 5 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit -- has inked a deal for a movie about his life ... which will tell how he overcame false rape allegations and worked his way on to an NFL team.

His story is incredible ... Banks was one of the top high school football prospects in the country when he was accused of raping a student back in 2002. He was convicted and sentenced to prison.

Banks later proved his accuser had made the whole thing up ... and after spending more than 5 years behind bars, he worked hard to get back in shape and got a shot with several NFL teams.

In fact, the Atlanta Falcons signed Banks in 2013 ... and he actually played in a pre-season game, making a couple of tackles. He was ultimately cut before the regular season started.

Now, we've learned Banks has inked a deal with Gidden Media, which will produce a full length feature film based on Brian's story.

We're told the movie will be produced by Amy Baer, who produced "Last Vegas" which starred Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman.

It's unclear when production is set to begin on the flick -- but we're told everyone involved is pretty pumped up about the situation.

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1.

Tarington    

Very happy for Brian--he deserves good fortune, best wishes and all the luck in the world after what he went through.

255 days ago
2.

PeopleDoTheMost    

So so happy for this guy! He is a very humble individual! Prayers for him and his family for continued success.

255 days ago
3.

Dan    

Good for him. Glad to see he will be able to make some money off his tragic tale. Lord knows how much he lost due to being falsely accused.

255 days ago
4.

Sandra     

Good for Brian who deserves to make big bucks from his wrongful conviction!!! Karma will deal with his lying accuser!!

255 days ago
5.

Monique    

They say god would all way find a way to bless you. I feel sorry for what he went through. And keep his faith.

255 days ago
6.

Observer    

Best to you Brian!
Wish you would have done better on the team, in fact wish you would have been kept on.
Yet I'm really glad you've got something goin for ya.

Yet.... I'd see if there is 'another' production team because this one... eh.

Best to you Brian!

253 days ago
7.

Observer    

P.S.

That Piece of CRAP that put him in jail WRONGLY for 5 years......
I hope your life brings you 50 times what you did to Brian you F'ing piece of CRAP!

253 days ago
8.

Thechinchilla    

you go, Brian, life finally turned out good for him :D

he never gave up and now he was rewarded

162 days ago
9.

Ricardo     

I wish this young man the very best. God will right all wrongs.

66 days ago

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