The synopsis for Crown Heights is as follows:
In 1980, police in Brooklyn, New York, charge teenage immigrant Colin Warner with murder. Convicted for a crime he didn’t commit, Colin spends years in prison while his friend Carl King fights for the young man’s freedom.
The film is based on a podcast titled This American Life, telling the true story of back in 1980 a teenager was gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. As the police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect, this results in Colin Warner being wrongfully convicted of murder and his childhood friend Carl ‘KC’ King devoting his life to fight for Colin’s freedom. Nnamdi Asomugha, Matt Ruskin and Natalie Galazka serve as producers on the film whilst Matt Ruskin helmed the film. Lakeith Stanfield leads a cast that includes Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell and Amari Cheatom.
I’m interested in seeing how this film turns out as Lakeith Stanfield has impressed me with his versatility over the last few years, from his dramatic chops in Short Term 12 to his comedic timing in Atlanta. Crown Heights is scheduled for cinematic release on the 25th August 2017.