Jamie Foxx to Solve ‘Zebra Murders’

Back when I interviewed Matt Carnahan for The Kingdom and he told me he was writing a feature based on Prentice Earl Sanders and Bennett Cohen’s “The Zebra Murders” and just the way he described it, I was sure it wasn’t going to take long for someone to jump on it and look here, Jamie Foxx has already signed on.

The film is based on a true story and chronicles the series of racially motivated serial killings — black on white — that took place in San Francisco in 1973 and 1974. Foxx will play Sanders, who was one of two black police detectives who led the team that cracked the case. Amid their investigation, Sanders and his partner fought harassment within the police department and organized a union of minority policemen who brought a lawsuit against the city for discrimination, which they ultimately won. Sanders went on to become chief of police.

DreamWorks/Paramount is distributing the pic, but as of now there is currently no one attached to direct, but with Foxx aboard that should change soon.

If you would like to hear Carnahan describe the story, and he goes into a lot more detail, click here to read how he described it to me.

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