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Brian Banks

Lee Daniels to Direct Biopic

For Falsely Imprisoned Football Star

8/6/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0806-brian-banks-lee-daniels-getty-tmz-01The movie about Brian Banks' incredible life story just got a huge boost -- Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels has signed on to direct the project.

As we told you ... Banks signed a deal back in January to turn his ordeal into a movie with Amy Baer producing -- but just today "The Butler" director Daniels came on board as well.

Banks was a high school football star star who spent 5 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. He was released after the supposed victim confessed she'd made up the whole thing.

He had committed to USC at the time of his conviction, but that was all derailed by his time in prison. Banks eventually got a shot with the Atlanta Falcons during the 2013 preseason, but ended up getting cut. 

No word yet on a release date or when filming will begin.

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Noog    

Hot Damn went to prison for five years because of a liar. Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?!

43 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

Life is not fair.

39 days ago

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