Arc of Justice Movie


Status: Development As of May 8, 2017

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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Arc of Justice

TBA | Drama Adaptation

The story of the groundbreaking Clarence Darrow-Ossian Sweet civil rights cases.

U.S. Release Date

Arc of Justice release date is set for To Be Announced (TBA)

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Directed by

Jose Padilha


Max Borenstein
Rodney Barnes

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The true story centers on a racial incident in 1925 Detroit that put African American doctor Ossian Sweet (Oyelowo) on the stand for murder. His defense was funded by the nascent National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and led by Darrow (Crowe).
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on Kevin Boyle’s book "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age".

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