Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.
The story of the groundbreaking Clarence Darrow-Ossian Sweet civil rights cases. more
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).
paraphrased plot formulation from variety.com