Samuel L. Jackson to Play Pirates Negotiator


Samuel L. Jackson and his Uppity Films have joined forces with Andras Hamori’s H20 Motion Pictures to secure life rights of Andrew Mwangura, a negotiator between pirates and the owners of vessels hijacked off the coast of Africa, says Variety.

Jackson intends to play Mwangura, a journalist and ex-marine engineer who runs the Seafarers’ Assistance Programme, a nonprofit group that offers humanitarian aid to all seafarers.

Mwangura isn’t paid for his negotiating work; he makes his living as a freelance journalist.