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June 18th, 2013
thesmithian

Lionsgate has acquired screen rights to…Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, And The Dawn Of A New America, by Gilbert King…Set in 1949, with Florida’s…orange industry as a backdrop, as citrus barons got rich on the backs of…Jim Crow labor, the novel tells the all-too-familiar story of four young black men falsely accused of raping a 17-year-old white girl, and the NAACP’s legal team’s attempts to free them. It was a case that would bring an…attorney by the name of Thurgood Marshall into the…fray…

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