The Defender Movie

The Defender movie production status is currently Development

November 22, 2021 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Shawn Levy, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Cohen, George Tillman, Jr.

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Biopic of heroic lawyer Scipio Africanus Jones who risked his life and career to defend 87 men wrongfully accused of murder in the wake of the Elaine, AR massacre of 1919.

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Who stars in The Defender: Cast List

"Frozen 2" , "Marshall"  

Who's making The Defender: Crew List

A look at the The Defender behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director George Tillman, Jr. last directed The Hate U Give and The Longest Ride.



Sterling K. Brown
Dan Cohen
Shawn Levy

Production Company

21 Laps Entertainment

Watch: The Defender Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about The Defender?

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2021: The film was in Development status.

The Defender Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The Defender is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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