Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) will write I Am a Man, a film adaptation from Sycamore Pictures based on Michael K. Honey's 2007 book Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign, Deadline reported.
"We feel this film is culturally relevant and vitally important in today's climate," said Sycamore's Ben Nearn, who is producing the film with Tom Rice. "I Am a Man exposes the long history of racial inequality, paternalism, and economic injustice in this country, that unfortunately continues today."
Fletcher commented: "In my opinion, some of the best stories combine well-known history with the unknown history surrounding it. This is one of those stories. It is an honor to work on a project of such significance. In these desperate and divided times, this is a story of genuine superheroes."