Nate Parker is set to direct Black & Blue, the LAPD detective drama based on the life of unsung LAPD detective Ralph Waddy.
During his tenure at the Los Angeles Police Department, Waddy was involved in the capture of Charles Manson and his followers who were convicted in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and seven others, and “Skid Row Slasher” Vaughn Orrin Greenwood was convicted of slashing the throats of nine transients in 1974 and 1975.
Waddy’s LAPD tenure also covered the 1965 Watts riots, in which 34 people died, and Robert Kennedy’s assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968 and the rise of the Black Panther Party.
This will be Nate Parker’s first feature film since his powerful Nat Turner film, The Birth of a Nation, in 2016.
I’m looking forward to it.