Magazine article Screen International

Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell Race Drama 'The Best of Enemies' Lands at STXfilms

Magazine article Screen International

Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell Race Drama 'The Best of Enemies' Lands at STXfilms

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Tobey Maguire among producers on project, currently in post.

Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell

STXfilms has acquired US rights to Astute Films’ The Best Of Enemies, a race drama starring nominee Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell that is in post.

Tobey Maguire is among the producers and Robin Bissell makes his feature directorial debut and adapted the screenplay inspired by true events chronicled in Osha Gray Davidson’s book The Best Of Enemies: Race And Redemption In The New South.

The story takes place in North Carolina in the early 1970s and centres on a relationship between Civil Rights activist Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis, a segregationist turned Civil Rights activist. …

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