Johnnie Cochran Biopic Chooses Atlanta as Film Location

November 9, 2017

Cochran will be directed by Taylor Hackford; production should begin in January 2018.

Cochran will be directed by Taylor Hackford; product ion should begin in January 2018. Anthony Mackie will star as Cochran, and Elizabeth Banks will play Mary Neiswender, an investigative reporter.


This biopic will focus on a case of police brutality resulting in the suspicious death of student and college football player, Ron Settles. In 1981, Settles was arrested for speeding and found hanging in his cell at Signal Hill Police Department (hence the biopic’s working title, Signal Hill). The film depicts Cochran and his work to disprove the ruling of a suicide as he seeks justice for Settles’ family.

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