BC Films has developed a new screenplay and will begin pre-production on a new movie based upon the top-selling book, "Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe". The film will tell the amazing true-life story of Lionel Grandison, the Deputy Coroner, who officially investigated Marilyn's case in 1962 and signed her death certificate.
"This is a very exciting time for us," stated one of the film's screenplay writers, Crystal Jackson. "We are extremely happy for the opportunity to bring this unheralded tale to the big screen."
Jackson, who recently received a 'best documentary' nomination for her epic film "PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams," teamed up with the book's co-author Lionel Grandison Jr., to write the screenplay.
"The Case of Marilyn Monroe" reveals one man's struggle to determine the truth about her death and the conspiracy unleashed to keep him quiet. It presents a real life account of Grandison's story and what likely happened the night Marilyn Monroe died.
BAIT-CAL is currently seeking financing for the film project, which hopes to cast Michael B. Jordan in the lead role. Some Hollywood's biggest African-American directors are also being considered including, Ryan Coogler, who recently directed the Marvel Studios blockbuster hit, "Black Panther."
Interest has been extremely high in this project," added Jackson. "This is a rare opportunity to tell an African-American story with mainstream appeal. The implications of Grandison's story are far-reaching and involves some of the most prominent names in American History. It will be one truly epic film."